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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.

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!
September 2022
Back to the Schoolhouse... Where It All Began By John Oftebro, Rocketeers in Redmond: History of the Aerojet Rocketdyne Site, Redmond High School Class of ‘71 Celebrates 50th (+1) Reunion By Paige Norman, Identifying a New (Old) Saloon By Tom Hitzroth, Society Announces 2022 Walking Tours, Membership Moments By Paige Norman, 253 Hours Volunteered!
August 2022
Mayor, OneRedmond Kick Off Society’s Grand Opening! By John Oftebro, Society Marches to ‘Green Redmond’ Theme at Derby Days By Deb Akerstrom, Huge Historic Thank Yous – Redmond Derby Days, School Fires of 1895 and 1896 By Tom Hitzroth, Society Announces 2022 Walking Tours, 50 Years Late By Dean Jowers, 234 Hours Volunteered!
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!
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