What's Happening

Fall 2018

City of Renton Programs, Events, Fitness, and Fun for Everyone!

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38 | Visit rentonhistory.org or call 425-255-2330 235 M I LL AV E . S. R E N TO N , WA 98057 425-255-2330 W W W. R E N TO N H I S TO RY.O R G One block south of the Renton Library TO U R S The Renton Histor y Museum of fers guided tours for all ages by t wo-week advance appointment. Tours cost $40 for groups of eight or fewer and $5 per person for groups larger than ten (even on free admission days). Chaperones for student or elder groups are free and are highly encouraged. To reserve a tour, please contact Public Engagement Coordina- tor Kim Owens at kowens@rentonwa.gov or 425-255-2330. M US EUM H O U R S Tuesday–Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm CLOSED: Nov. 22–24, 2018 and Dec. 22, 2018–Jan. 1, 2019 AD M I SSI O N FE E S Programs are free with the price of admission: Adults $5 Students /Children $2 Children 8 and younger free RHM Members always free Free Admission on the first Wednesday and the third Saturday of the month. WATCH US! Look for us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for up-to-the-minute news and information about what's happening at the Museum. facebook.com/rentonhistorymuseum Twitter: @rentonhistory Instagram: rentonhistorymuseum Spend some quality time at the Renton History Museum—see our new exhibits, take a tour, or research your Renton family tree. On the Battlefront and the Homefront Rentonites in the Great War May 28 – November 11, 2018 This exhibit explores the experiences of local men and women in confronting international war for the first time. For people who had never thought of themselves as part of a global community, WWI crystallized and clarified their beliefs about citizenship and its duties, national identity, and patriotism in ways that changed Renton forever. Switchboards to Selfies A Look Back at How We Connect November 20, 2018 – April 27, 2019 The need to communicate is central to our identity as human beings; only the technology has changed over time. From quills to typewriters, from switchboards to smartphones, from hand- written letters to Facebook, as our communication technology changes, so do our messages. Exchanging ideas has never been faster or easier, but can we even hear each other through all the noise? This exhibit explores how Renton is a unique part of a national and global story.

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