Thank you to our Major Sponsors

Our partners in the community, working to preserve and share our unique heritage.

The Redmond Historical Society has been fortunate to have partners who share with us the value of preserving Redmond's history. These Sponsors have demonstrated their willingness to get involved in the expansion of Redmond with historical sensitivity.

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Thank you to our Major Sponsors!

The City of Redmond is the most significant sponsor of the Redmond Historical Society, providing office and program meeting space in the Old Redmond Schoolhouse, as well some printing and mailing services. Over the years, the Society has received Historic Preservation Grants in support of our efforts to catalog our artifact and archive collections with the eventual goal of making them available online.

Microsoft is the world's leading producer of computer software. Microsoft was incorporated in 1981, but the company's roots go back at least as far as 1975, when the first commercially available personal computer appeared on the cover of Popular Electronics.

The City of Redmond is the most significant sponsor of the Redmond Historical Society, providing office and program meeting space in the Old Redmond Schoolhouse, as well some printing and mailing services. Over the years, the Society has received Historic Preservation Grants in support of our efforts to catalog our artifact and archive collections with the eventual goal of making them available online.

The Nelsons are native to Redmond. In the early 1950s, W.C. Nelson, Sr. made his first real estate purchase in Redmond, Washington. Over the years he added office and retail holdings in Redmond, Kirkland, Kent, Renton, Tacoma, and eastern Washington. Recently they made a generous $1000 donation in the support of Redmond Historical Society’s mission.

In 2014, Happy Valley Grange #322 generously made a $1,000 donation and in 2015 the group duplicated that donation and committed to a full five-year annual $1,000 donation to the Society. The Happy Valley Grange was founded in 1909, and the organization is still active today as a community service organization, meeting in the historic Happy Valley Grange building, which was built in 1912. Duane Isackson is master of the Happy Valley Grange. He and his wife Joanne are Members of the Society.

In 2013, owner and developer of The Bellevue Collection, Kemper Freeman, Jr., generously made a five-year commitment to make an annual $1,000 donation to the Society. Freeman's support reflects his close ties to Redmond, having spent fourteen summers working at the farm at Marymoor while growing up.

4Culture, the cultural services agency for King County, Washington is committed to making our region stronger by supporting citizens and groups who preserve our shared heritage. In recent years, Redmond Historical Society has received grant funding from 4Culture in support of collections care, special projects and equipment as well as sustained support - provided, in part, by the 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax.

Humanities Washington and its partners create spaces for people to come together to explore and consider what it means to be human, and to reflect on our shared past, present, and future.

The Redmond Historical Society has hosted presentations by speakers from Humanities Washington's Speakers Bureau, and has received relief grant funding from Humanities Washington and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan of 2020.

Determined to create positive changes, Robert Pantley's companies invest in creating a transformation of existing and new properties to new levels of sustainability from solar, to wind power, green roofs, rain gardens, salmon friendly streets, access to public transportation, flex cars, dual flush toilets, regional materials, how to ventilate living spaces with fresh air to reduce the need for air conditioning and more.

The Redmond Reporter is Redmond’s own community newspaper and is delivered, free of charge, to more than 25,000 residents every Friday. The thriving publication covers everything Redmond, including city government, important school issues, the vibrant arts and entertainment scene, the growing business district ,events and most important the residents, who shape this community. Redmond Reporter is one of the generous partners for us!

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