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Who We Are

The mission of the Renton Historical Society is to document, preserve, and educate about Renton’s rich heritage in ways that engage diverse people of all ages.

The Renton Historical Society was founded by local teachers and librarians in 1966 to preserve Renton’s history. After years of organizing small exhibits in local libraries, in 1979 the Historical Society signed a 99-year lease on Renton’s Historic Fire Station #1 to serve as a museum. The Museum was all-volunteer run until 1993, when we hired our first Director. In 2006 the Historical Society and the City of Renton signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for joint operation of the Renton History Museum, the City’s only heritage organization and the only Renton cultural organization with regular open hours. Since then our MOU has served as a model for numerous other small community museums. Since 2010 we have operated under a Museum Master Plan that calls on us to be experimental, innovative, and creative.

What We Do

The Renton Historical Society, an educational 501(c)3 nonprofit, operates the Renton History Museum in cooperation with the City of Renton. The Museum connects people to the history of their community through exhibits, programs, publications, events, classroom curricula, and care of our collection of historical objects and photos. The Museum is committed to offering innovative programs and collaborating with individuals and organizations in our community to bring to “capture the past, educate the present, and inspire the future.” We have created exhibits with students from Renton High School, ESL students from Renton Technical College, Museology students from UW, members of Newcastle Historical Society, and the Renton Municipal Arts Commission. Check us out on Twitter (@rentonhistory) or Facebook for more details about our many projects.

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(425) 766-5209
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235 Mill Ave South
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