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Newsletter Archive

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

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

Date
Summary
Summer 2024
 History in the Making: New Redmond Senior & Community Center Opens; From the Vice President’s Desk: 'A Sense of Place'; Volunteer Corner: 779 Hours Volunteered! by Jo Ann Potter; Saturday Speaker Series Highlights – Spring ‘24; Happy Valley Grange First Float, Redmond Bicycle Derby by Tom Hansen, RHS Lifetime Member; Summer 2024 Events Calendar: Historic Downtown Walking Tours; President's Notebook: Dining Out in Early Redmond – Part II by John Oftebro; Orson Wiley's Saloon by Tom Hitzroth; RSCC Grand Opening: 'A Bright New Beginning'; Redmond Senior & Community Artists Contemplate City's History, Heritage, and Future by Paige Norman; The Redmond bell Odyssey, Continued; Poetry Project Highlights Society's Archives by Laura Lee Bennett; Redmond Seniors Shine; RHS Volunteer Recognized at 'Older Americans Month' Celebration
Spring 2024
Saturday Speaker Series – Bicycling in Redmond: Past, Present, & Future; From the Vice President’s Desk: Redmond Writing Archive Project by Laura Lee Bennett; Volunteer Corner: 589 Hours Volunteered! by Jo Ann Potter; Saturday Speaker Series Highlights – Winter ‘24; Anne Roberts St. Germain 1932-2023 by Molly Peterson; Spring 2024 Events Calendar: Historic Downtown Walking Tours, and In This Place: How Poetry Connects Us to the Past exhibit in partnership with VALA Eastside; President's Notebook: Dining Out in Early Redmond – Part I by John Oftebro; Learning from Old Photographs – Part II by Tom Hitzroth; Physical Description of King Co. Stockade by Dean Jowers and Halee Turner; Redmond Saturday Market: A Farm-Fresh Tradition by Paige Norman; Hotel Redmond or Justice White House – The History of the House on the Corner – Chapter 2 by Paige Norman with Tom Hitzroth
Winter 2023
​Redmond Lights: A Holiday Tradition, From the Vice President’s Desk: Ring in the New Year with Us!, Welcome, New Volunteer Hannah Tozer, Volunteer Corner by Jo Ann Potter, You're invited! Redmond Historical Society’s Annual Ice Cream Social and Membership Meeting, The Redmond School Bell Odyssey by John Oftebro, Events Calendar – Winter/Spring 2024, Event Highlights – Fall 2023, President's Notebook: The Four R's – River, Redmond, Research, And Rockets – Part IV – Rockets – Where Redmond is the Satellite Capital of the World! by John Oftebro, Learning from Old Photographs – Part I by Tom Hitzroth, Origin and Evolution of the King County Stockade, The Willows, at York by Dean Jowers and Halee Turner, Membership Moments – Winter 2024 by Paige Norman, Hotel Redmond or Justice White House – The History of the House on the Corner – Chapter 1 by Paige Norman with Tom Hitzroth
Fall 2023
From the Vice President’s Desk: Victor’s Coffee “Grand Reopening" by Laura Lee Bennett, Volunteer Corner by Jo Ann Potter, Dudley Carter on Paper: A Glimpse into a Genius by Krishna Nandanoor, Event Calendar: Love History? Enjoy These Society Events!; The Four R's – River, Redmond, Research, And Rockets – Part III – Redmond, A Research Hub by John Oftebro; The Post Office that Never Was by Tom Hitzroth, Out of the Archives: King County Stockade by Dean Jowers, School Bell: Trip to Port Townsend Foundry, Membership Moments by Paige Norman, The Legacy of Luke McRedmond – Chapter 2 by Paige Norman with Tom Hitzroth
Summer 2023
Derby Days: A Redmond Summer Tradition, RHS sits out Derby Days in 2023, Coming in August: Dudley Carter's Works on Paper at VALA Art Center, Volunteer Corner By Jo Ann Potter, Historic Downtown & Pioneer Cemetery Walking Tours, Betty Gaudy: 1925-2023 By Glenna Gaudy, The Four R's (River, Redmond, Research, And Rockets) Part II – The River By John Oftebro, The McRedmond–Tosh Dispute – Part II By Tom Hitzroth, 'In This Place': Poetry Showcase Debuts April 22nd, Lifetime Member Deborah Akerstrom, The Legacy of Luke McRedmond – Chapter 1 By Paige Norman and Tom Hitzroth
Spring 2023
Our First Quarterly Newsletter! By Laura Lee Bennett, Event Calendar – Spring 2023, In Step With... Feliks Banel featuring Questions by Deb Akerstrom, Historic Downtown Walking Tours & Pioneer Cemetery Tour, The Four R's – River, Redmond, Research, And Rockets – Part I – The River By John Oftebro, The McRedmond–Tosh Dispute – Part I By Tom Hitzroth, Secret of a Dead Man's Penny: A Redmond Veteran's Story By Halee Turner and Dean Jowers, ‘Civil War’ Presentation Draws as Crowd March 11, ‘Anti-Suffrage’ Monolouge March 15, Membership Notes from Paige Norman, Membership Director at Large
February 2023
The 2022 Historical Society Road Trip! By John Oftebro, Creating Hope for Puget Sound, Upcoming Programs – Winter/Spring 2023, Early Redmond Trivia By Tom Hitzroth, Doris Jean Colvin: 1927–2022 By Colleen Kemp, Society Looks Ahead to 2023 By Paige Norman, Huge Historic Thank Yous
January 2023
Board Officer Election Results, The Schoolhouse Bell Saga By John Oftebro, Redmond ‘Lights Up’ at Redmond Lights 2022 By Halee Turner, Salmonberg: To Be or Not to Be – Part II By Tom Hitzroth, Volunteer Opportunities With the Society, The McRedmond Family, Circa 1886, Renew Your Membership!, 300 Hours Volunteered in December! Redmond Lights: Yikes, What a Storm!
November 2022
Getting to Town in 1900 By John Oftebro, Washington’s Razor Clam Phenomenon, Society Appoints New Director At Large By Laura Lee Bennett, Salmonberg: To Be or Not to Be – Part I By Tom Hitzroth, Hundred-Year-Old Buggy Cleanup By Mary Horabik, Membership Renewal Reminder, 316 Hours Volunteered!
October 2022
Community Bookstore Seeks New Owner By Deb Akerstrom, Recovered and Reunited! By John Oftebro, How Audio Technology Changed the World, First Hybrid Program Draws a Crowd, Finding the Hotel Normandy By Tom Hitzroth, Society Offers Primer on Redmond History, Lifetime Member Karen Snepp: Keeper of Family Histories By Paige Norman, 193 Hours Volunteered!
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