Renton History Museum
Now through 5/17/2017
Every day, thrift stores receive donations of items with racial imagery – antique advertising cards, collectible salt-and-pepper shakers, vintage children’s books, and mugs with team mascots. Do these items perpetuate hurtful stereotypes or are they harmless reminders of past attitudes? Should thrift stores sell these objects or should they be “sorted out” of popular culture forever?
This traveling exhibit, organized by the Kaufmann Museum at Bethel College in Kansas, opens a conversation about race and ethnicity in Renton. The Renton History Museum is augmenting this traveling exhibit with a local exhibit, “Renton High School Indians: History of a Name,” as well as programs and opportunities for community dialogue.
The Renton History Museum is located at 235 Mill Avenue S in Renton.