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Exhibit: Sorting Out Race

Calendar/Event Details

Tue, April 25, 2017
Wed, May 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 will support this travelling exhibit with a local exhibit, Renton High School Indians: History of a Name, as well as programs and opportunities for community dialogue.   

Event Details

  • When

    Tuesday, April 25, 2017 @ 10:00a.m.4:00p.m.
    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 @ 10:00a.m.4:00p.m.
    Thursday, April 27, 2017 @ 10:00a.m.4:00p.m.
  • Price

    $5/adult, $2/child aages 8-16; ages 7 and under and museum member free
  • Recommended Ages

    For all ages
  • Venue

    Renton History Museum

    235 Mill Ave S
    Renton, WA 98057-2133
    United States