Oral History Project--Collect Renton's History!

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Renton History Museum

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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. It's a fun way to learn and to help preserve Renton stories for future generations.

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About Renton History Museum

Location:

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.

Description

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.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

235 Mill Avenue SouthRenton, WA 98057

(47.48014,-122.20335)
 

SKILLS

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

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Depending on availability. A typical interview involved 6 - 8 hours of work, but can be done over 2 - 3 months.

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