Renton History Museum

Renton History Museum
235 Mill Avenue South
425-255-2330

About

The Renton History Museum holds collections donated from 1966 to the present. The Museum's primary collection consists of objects, photographs, and archival materials relating to greater Renton's industrial, civic, and cultural past. The objects in the collection range in age from prehistoric times to the present day, and include archaeological, ethnological, and historical objects. The Museum also housed two secondary collections: a reference library and an education collection.


Upcoming Events at Renton History Museum

Exhibit - Hero's Feast

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Renton, WA
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Exhibit - Hero's Feast

Exhibit - Hero's Feast

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Renton, WA
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Exhibit - Hero's Feast

Halloween Craft Party

Saturday, Oct 26, 2019 from 11:00am to 1:00pm
Renton, WA
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Recent News

Exhibits: On The Battlefront and The Homefront

Like thousands of cities and towns across the U.S. Renton fully mobilized to support the war effort, sending its young men off to foreign battlefields. But war mobilization also involved mothers and nurses and farmers and draft board workers, too.…

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Exhibition - A History of Renton in 75 Objects

If you had to sum up the rich variety of Renton's history in 75 objects - what would you choose? This exhibit, curated and installed by UW Museology students, uses unique artifacts and photos from the Museum's collection to help the visitor…

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Exhibition - Sorting Out Race

In March 2017 the Renton History Museum will begin hosting the traveling exhibit Sorting Out Race: examining racial identity & stereotypes in thrift store donations. We are excited to host Sorting Out Race and provide an array of programs that…

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Exhibition - Time Machine

With the help of the Renton Municipal Arts Commission, Guest Curator Amy Elizabeth Gorton from the Musueology Graduate Program at the University of Washington designed a collaborative exhibit that explores the idea and perception of time. Her…

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Exhibition - Deep Roots: Students Explore Renton Families

The Museum’s fourth collaboration with Renton High School takes center stage in February 2014. Sophomore Honors English students, under the direction of teachers Derek Smith and Brea Lawson, visited the Museum three times in October to learn…

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Exhibition - Pioneers, Professionals And Politicians

Pioneers, Professionals & Politicians: Groundbreaking Women From Renton's Past Since the beginning of our country, women have been fighting for equal representation alongside their male counterparts. It has taken bold, confident women to blaze…

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