Newsletter Archive

Past editions of the Society's "Redmond Recorder" Newsletter

Published since May 1999, nine times a year, the Redmond Recorder documented events, speakers, and the growth of the Redmond Historical Society.

Date
Summary
June 2021
Have a Great Summer!, Play Ball! A Personal Baseball History By John Oftebro, Redmond Historical Society Shares Love of Redmond With First Virtual Fundraiser, I Love Redmond Because… By Raúl Sánchez, May 2021, The Old Log School – Part 1 By Tom Hitzroth, Society Brings Back Walking Tours, Family Seeks New Owner For Dudley Carter ‘Haida House’, 401 Volunteer Hours!, Society Launches Redmond Veterans Project
May 2021
Save the Date! Virtual Fundraiser: We Love Redmond, Diving Deep Into History By John Oftebro, April Speaker Recounts WA State Pharmacy History, Luke McRedmond’s Post Office Application By Tom Hitzroth, Society Brings Back Walking Tours, Recognizing Lifetime Members Wayne and Lucille Hansen, 408 Volunteer Hours!, Video Game Company Seeks Contributions for Documentary
April 2021
Virtual Saturday Speaker Series: ‘From Snake Oil to Vaccines: Pharmacy History in Washington State’; Thank You, Guest Editors!; Searching for the Next Incredible History Topic for the Speaker Series By John Oftebro; Virtual Walking Tour a Real Crowd-Pleaser; Locating Anna Smith’s Boarding House By Tom Hitzroth; Society Sponsors ‘Redmond Love Notes’ Writing Contest; Membership News, Virtual Fundraiser “We Love Redmond” Friday, May 7th, 6:30 PM; 322 Volunteer Hours!
March 2021
Virtual Saturday Speaker Series - Too High & Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle’s Topography, Collections Request, Land Ho! By John Oftebro, February’s ‘Resilience’ Program Breaks Attendance Records, The Hotel Redmond – A Different Look By Tom Hitzroth, Artist Showcases ‘Mini-Museum’ At Redmond Lights 2020, 500 January Volunteer Hours!, Society Observes Women’s History Month
February 2021
Lifetime Member Honors Parents, Is Your Membership Free? By John Oftebro, Overcoming Adversity: A Conversation with Knute Berger By Margy Rockenbeck, Society’s First Virtual Membership Meeting a Success, Cyrus Norman – Saloon Keeper and Early Land Owner By Tom Hitzroth, Sotheby’s ‘Angels’ Help Society Member Sell Mother’s Home, Here’s to the New Year!, Love the Saturday Speaker Series? Join the Program Committee!, Society Seeks Newsletter Editor, Local Historian Achieves Preservation Milestone
January 2021
Virtual Annual Membership Meeting ‘We Love Redmond!’ on January 9th, 2021 at 10:30 am, ‘Thanks for the Memories!’, 2020: A Historic Year in Review By John Oftebro, Volunteer Corner By Jo Ann Potter, In Memoriam: Marilyn Frey 1933–2020 By Judy Lang, Redmond Trivia By Tom Hitzroth, Local Historian Receives Preservation Leadership Award By Laura Lee Bennett, Welcome: New Business Members, 2020 History Hero Award: Laura Lee Bennett
November 2020
You Can Vote Twice in 2020! By John Oftebro, Board Candidates for 2021-2022, Women’s Land Ownership in Early Redmond – Part II By Tom Hitzroth, Volunteer Corner by Jo Ann Potter, Don't Drop Your Membership!, Society Hosts Fundraiser on November 19th, Local Author Publishes Book on Dudley Carter
October 2020
Saturday Speaker Series: Storm Warning: Historic Weather in the Evergreen State, Back to the Schoolhouse? Not Yet! By John Oftebro, Another Opening, Another Show: History of Seattle Theater, Women’s Land Ownership in Early Redmond – Part I By Tom Hitzroth, In Memoriam: Arlyn (Bjerke) Vallene 1931-2020 By Judy Lang, Society Recognizes Member Birthdays, Support the Society While You Shop By Halee Turner, Class of ’71 Looking for Graduates
September 2020
Virtual Saturday Speaker Series - Washington on Wheels: Odd and Innovative Transportation Ideas from the Pacific Northwest, Society Welcomes New Board Member, What's Up With the Saturday Speaker Series By John Oftebro, In Memoriam: Helen Ottini Usibelli, Leary Way: The Road to Redmond By Tom Hitzroth, Society Celebrates 17 Years of Walking Tours, Observing the History of the Society, Fundraiser News, Poem from the Past: A Mother Remembers Her Late Son
August 2020
Fundraiser News, A Discovery During COVID-! By John Oftebro, New Director Joins RHS Board, Society Receives Relief Grants By Halee Turner, The First Redmond Kirkland Stage By Tom Hitzroth, Society Celebrates 17 Years of Walking Tours, History and the Redmond Pioneer Cemetery By Paige Norman, LeRoy Olson Celebrates 100 Years By Cynthia Edin, Society Participates in Redmond Bicycle Project
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