Saturday Speaker Series


10:30 a.m. Second Saturday • September to May (no program in December)

Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center • 16600 NE 80th Street, Redmond WA

$5.00 Suggested Donation for Non-Members

Speakers subject to change


2015-2016 Speaker Schedule

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September 12, 2015

Redmond at the End of the Ice Age: What the Bear Creek Site Tells Us

Robert Kopperl, Ph.D.

Cultural Resources Principal Investigator

SWCA Environmental Consultants

Speaking Courtesy of the City of Redmond                                  


October 10, 2015

Robert L. Bartlett, Ph.D.

Eastern Washington University

Speaking Courtesy of Humanities Washington


November 14, 2015

Now & Then: From Redmond to La Push

Paul Dorpat and Jean Sherrard

The Seattle Times


January 9, 2016

Mercer Island Murder Mystery: A New Look at an Old Case

Tom Hitzroth

Chair, City of Redmond Landmark Commission


February 13, 2016

History of the Sammamish Valley News

Jeanne Gustafson

Journalist and Newsletter Editor—Redmond Historical Society


March 12, 2016

The National Coast Defense System and The Fortification of Puget Sound, 1894-1925 

David M. Hansen

Author and historian specializing in military architecture


April 9, 2016

The Olympic: The Story of Seattle's Landmark Hotel, 1924-2004 

Alan J. Stein

Staff historian for HistoryLink


May 14, 2016

Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames: The History of Redmond’s Iconic Store

Bob and Shirley Ferguson, Owners

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