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Events are free with regular museum admission of $5 per adult, $2 per student, and children under 8 are free.

Events are always free for museum members.

La Causa by Living Voices
Saturday, September 28, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

La CausaIn the 1960s a movement changed the lives of Latin American farm workers who fought for civil rights and battled racism and indecent working conditions. Experience this chapter of American history through the eyes of a young woman on the front lines. Recommended for ages 10 and up.

 

Halloween Craft Party
Saturday, October 26, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Halloween craftsPrepare for Halloween by joining us for a Halloween Craft Party! We'll be making some spooky crafts to help you celebrate the season. Art supplies will e provided, limited supplies available. 


From Mexican to Mexican-American: A Family Immigration Story
Wednesday, October 30, 6:00 - 7:00 pm 

UW Professor Carol GilAs immigration becomes more hotly debated in the United States, the arguments have become cartoonish, with one side often painted as naive and another as xenophobic. What has become lost is the human story of immigration to American, with all its complexity, heartache, and hope. University of Washington Professor Carlos Gil will explore Mexican immigration by spotlighting his own family's experience in southern California, including parallels with Washington State. Program courtesy of Humanities Washington.


Storytelling with Roger Fernandes
Saturday, November 9, 11:00 - 12:00 pm 

Roger FernandesCelebrate Native American Heritage Month at the Renton History Museum with storyteller Roger Fernandes, a member of the Lower Elwha band of the S’klallam tribe. Fernandes’ stories include those that he’s learned from cultures all over the world, incorporating both song and dance.

 

"Not so primitive as one might be led to believe:" Fashion and Style in Early King County
Tuesday, December 5, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Victorian blue dressJust how stylish were early white Seattlites? Local historian, reenactor, and historical fashion expert Elizabeth Korsmo fills us in on the styles and fashion of the Seattle area during the mid-19th century, highlighting the ways in which early white immigrants dressed to impress.

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