What's Happening

Summer 2017

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

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RENTON HISTORY MUSEUM RentonHistory.org | 25 Marcia Tate Arunga, Author of "The Stolen Ones" SATURDAY, MAY 6 11:00AM–NOON The author of the children's book The Stolen Ones explores what happens in one African village when one of the village children, Nia, is captured into slaver y. M a r c i a Ta te A r u n g a reveals the little-known story of the people lef t behind. Recommended for all ages. Living Voices Presents… Native Vision SATURDAY, MAY 13 11:00AM–NOON A Navajo girl explores her family's past while struggling to keep her culture in a govern- ment-run boarding school in the 1930s and 1940s. Her vision of becoming a modern healer in a changing world is brought to life as her community joins the U.S. in World War II. Recommended for ages 9 to adult. Annual Members Meeting THURSDAY, JUNE 6 6:00–8:00PM Members and potential members, join us to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Renton Fire Station #1! Our Annual Members Meeting is a great opportunity to find out what's happen- ing at the Museum, meet our Board of Trustees, and spend time with other history-minded people. FREE for members. Curator's Talk THURSDAY, JULY 13 6:00–7:00 PM Curator Sarah Samson discusses the objects that trace the life and culture of our city in A History of Renton in 75 Objects. A collaboration between the Renton History Museum and stu- dents of the University of Washington Muse- ology M.A. program, this exhibit distills local history into 75 special ar t i f ac t s. Come s e e which 75 of the 30,000 plus items in the collec- tion made the cut! Renton River Days JULY 21–23 The Museum is FREE during Renton River Days week, with special Sunday hour s, Noon–4:00pm. Check out our special history programs in the Museum yard, Sat., July 22, 10:00am–4:00pm. Archaeologist Talk Topic, date and time to be determined. Meet a local archaeologist and learn about their Renton-area project. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more details about what's happening at the Museum. Get to know Renton's past, present, and future at the Renton History Museum — see our new exhibits, take a tour, or research your Renton family tree. R E N TO N H I S TO R I C AL SO CI E T Y B OAR D O F T RUS T E E S Looking for a leadership oppor tunity? The Board of Trustees is always looking for pas- sionate community members with skills in event planning, bookkeeping or accounting, fundraising, marketing and public relations, and many other skills. Work with a great group of community volunteers while helping the Museum succeed and building your resume. For more information or an application, please contact Museum Director Elizabeth Stewart at estewart@rentonwa.gov or 425-255-2330. N E W E XH I B I T A History of Renton in 75 Objects MAY 30, 2017–JAN 20, 2018 Exhibit opening celebration: Thursday, June 1, 2017, 5:30–7:00pm If you had to sum up the rich variety of Rent- on's history in 75 objects – from coal mining to Boeing, from the Cedar River to the Renton Highlandss – what would you choose? Our team of UW Museology students had a tough time, but they did it. Enjoy the bests – and most unusuals – artifacts and photos from the Renton History Museum's collection in this exercise in visualizing Renton history. OT H E R E V E N T S CO M I N G U P!

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