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.

January 2022
​Annual Membership Meeting and Ice Cream Social on January 15, Your Legacy to Sustain Our Society’s Future By John Oftebro, Attorney and Indie Filmmaker Brings ‘Good Bootlegger’ to Life By Laura Lee Bennett, Fire at the Hotel Redmond – Part Two By Tom Hitzroth, Society Welcomes Marketing And Branding Chair Janie Bube, Hours Volunteered: 272 By Jo Ann Potter; Volunteer Spotlight: John Yeo, Press Release Writer By Laura Lee Bennett
November 2021
Virtual Saturday Speaker Series: 'Whiskey and Wiretaps: The Northwest's Rumrunning King (Roy Olmstead)', Where Are You From? By John Oftebro, ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’ Meets ‘The Untouchables’, Tribal Archeologist Surveys History of the Sammamish Area By Laura Lee Bennett, Fire At The Hotel Redmond – Part One By Tom Hitzroth, Society Appoints New VP of Collections, Number of Hours Volunteered: 274 By Jo Ann Potter; It’s Time To Renew Your Membership, or Become A New Member! By Paige Norman
October 2021
Virtual Saturday Speaker Series: 'The Snoqualmie Tribe: A Brief History of the Lake Sammamish Area', Heavy Lifting for Light Rail By John Oftebro, 'The Snoqualmie Tribe: A Brief History of the Lake Sammamish Area', 'Untold Story' of the Duwamish River: A Call to Action By Laura Lee Bennett, Redmond Mapping Project - Phase II By Tom Hitzroth, Researching Redmond: A Timeline Of Redmond’s First 100 Years By Halee Turner, Frank & Miye Yoshitake: A Lifetime of Service, 320 Hours in August by Jo Ann Potter, It's Time to Renew!
September 2021
Virtual Saturday Speaker Series: ‘The River That Made Seattle’; RHS History Solves My ‘Writer’s Block’! By John Oftebro; ‘The River That Made Seattle: A Natural and Human History Of the Duwamish River’; Society Seeks Volunteers: Vice President, Collections and Marketing & Branding Chair; Don’t Forget the Ladies By Tom Hitzroth; Society’s Last Walking Tour For 2021; Visit Us at the Redmond Saturday Market; 328 Hours in July! By Jo Ann Potter; Society Launches Redmond Veterans Project, Part 2
August 2021
Wet, But Fun: Society Solves ‘Redmond’s Great Adventure’, Historic Years, Now and Back Then By John Oftebro, Virtual Saturday Speaker Series Begins in September, Historical Puzzle Hunt Entertains While It Teaches By Laura Lee Bennett, The Old Log School – Part 2 By Tom Hitzroth, Society Brings Back Walking Tours, Introducing Lifetime Members: Roger and Patti Trepanier By Paige Norman, 292 Hours in June! Vintage ‘Singer’ Gets New Life By Laura Lee Bennett, Passing the Baton: A Note of Gratitude By Laura Lee Bennett
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
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