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.

June 2022
See you at Derby Days!, When Logging Was King! By John Oftebro, Join the Society This Summer!, Society Seeks Bookkeeper/Accountant, A Murder in Redmond By Tom Hitzroth, Society Announces 2022 Walking Tours, Duane and Joanne Isackson: Lifetime Members By Paige Norman, 270 Hours Volunteered!
May 2022
Got Stories? Join Our Program Committee! By John Oftebro, Fiber Artist and Historian Wins Tote Bag Design Contest, ‘‘Panama Hotel’ Program Ends Season on High Note, Old Redmond School House –Part II By Tom Hitzroth, Society Announces 2022 Walking Tours, Suzanne Hall: 1938–2022, 455 Hours Volunteered!, Redmond Derby Days – July 8 & 9
April 2022
Virtual Saturday Speaker Series: The History of the Panama Hotel, Sammamish Valley News Digitization Update, A Timeline of Events You Should Know About By John Oftebro, The Bittersweet Story Of the Panama Hotel, ‘Art and Memory’ Draws a Crowd By Deb Akerstrom, Old Redmond School House –Part I By Tom Hitzroth, Society Announces 2022 Walking Tours, Anonymous Donor Awards Lifetime Membership, In Memoriam: Richard Grubb By Rosemarie Ives, 360 Hours Volunteered By Jo Ann Potter
March 2022
Volunteer Opportunities Await You! By John Oftebro, Harold Dahl’s Controversial Legacy, Persimmon and Frog: The Story Of Sumi Artist Fumiko Kimura, Redmond’s Century-Old Buildings By Tom Hitzroth, Society Announces 2022 Walking Tours, Gene and Cheryl Magnuson –Family Lifetime Members By Paige Norman, Hours Volunteered: 242 By Jo Ann Potter, Two Redmond Families, One Executive Order: Japanese American Incarceration in WA
February 2022
Best Buzzword in 2022– YES! By John Oftebro, ‘Catching a Map Thief’: Investigating a Federal Crime, Society Announces Tote Bag Design Contest, RHS Office Opens for Small Group Visits, Redmond’s Earliest Road By Tom Hitzroth, Society Announces 2022 Walking Tours, What do you Love about Redmond? We love our Members!, Hours Volunteered: 479 By Jo Ann Potter
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
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