The Renton History Museum is the city's go-to place for the social and cultural history of Renton, Washington. Programs and exhibits explore Renton's unique heritage from the Duwamish Native American people to coal mining to the history of movie-going in Renton.
The Renton History Museum offers a series of changing exhibits exploring the history of Renton, South King County, and the Pacific Northwest. From Sept. 11, 2012 through Feb 2, 2013 the Museum features "A Uniform for Every Purpose," a fashion history exhibit based on uniforms from our collection. Throughout history uniforms have provided a cohesive identity for armies, bands, fraternal organizations, professional people, and even kids. "A Uniform for Every Purpose" explores how clothing has enhanced Renton's civic-mindedness. Our second temporary exhibit, "Sustaining A City," explores the ways in which sharing ethnic foods has brought Renton's waves of immigrants together to create a stronger, richer community.
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