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Oral History Project--Collect Renton's History!

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Renton History Museum

  • 68 people are interested
Board service

The Renton History Museum is actively conducting and collecting oral interviews with people who have shaped Renton's history. Recent interviewees have included Vietnam veterans, founders of Renton's women's organizations, retired City officials, teachers, and musicians. We are recording these oral histories to help inform future generations about what it is like and has been like to live and work in Renton.

You can join the team as an interviewer, researcher, or transcriber--training is provided. Learn how to conduct oral histories, research topics behind the interviews, and transcribe and archive the completed recording. Build your skills in interpersonal contact, research, and listening. It's a fun way to learn and to help preserve Renton stories for future generations.

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About Renton History Museum


235 Mill Avenue South, Renton, WA 98057, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Renton History Museum (RHM) is to preserve, document, interpret, and educate about the history of greater Renton in ways that are accessible to diverse people of all ages.


The Renton History Museum is a community center for sharing and celebrating the unique history of Renton. As a small museum with limited financial and staff resources, we rely on the service of our dedicated volunteer corps to continue offering quality exhibits and programs to the public. We are currently closed and staff are teleworking until museums are able to reopen in Phase 3 of the Governor's reopening plan.

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We'll work with your schedule.


235 Mill Avenue SouthRenton, WA 98057



  • History
  • Research
  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Relationship Building


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Depending on availability. A typical interview involves 6 - 8 hours of work, but can be done over 2 - 3 months.

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