Renton History Museum exhibit installed in representative's Olympia office

The legislative office of Rep. Zack Hudgins, 11th District, will host an art exhibit from the Renton History Museum’s “I Am Here: Students Find Themselves in Renton,” throughout the current legislative session.

“I Am Here” features the essays and photography of Renton High School sophomores, exploring their favorite places in and outside Renton. The museum exhibit represents Rep. Hudgins’ first featured history exhibit,.

“I Am Here” was originally exhibited in the Renton History Museum in spring 2013. The exhibit is the result of an ongoing partnership between the Renton History Museum and Renton High Honors Language Arts students, under the guidance of teachers Derek Smith and Breanne Robirds Lawson. The program provides students the opportunity to collaborate in the production of museum exhibits on historical topics.

Rep. Hudgins’ office regularly displays constituents’ artwork in his Olympia office during the legislative session. This exhibit represents their first foray into exhibiting local history. Also on display are handmade baskets and other crafts made by members of the Somali Women’s Basket Weaving Group from the Angle Lake Family Resource Center, a program of Lutheran Community Services.

The Renton Historical Society operates the Renton History Museum in cooperation with the City of Renton. The museum is located at 235 Mill Ave. S.; winter hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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