2021 Fundraiser: We LOVE Redmond

Updated: Jun 1

THANK YOU for joining us at our first virtual fundraiser on Friday, May 7th, 2021. Your support means so much to us, especially as we adapt to new formats and platforms.


We hope you enjoyed our program, and had an opportunity to bid on some fabulous items!


You helped Redmond Historical Society raise over $10,000 to be used to continue digitization of Sammamish Valley News and display essentials for our museum space in the Old Redmond Schoolhouse!


For those of you who missed the program, check out some highlights below:


What do you LOVE about Redmond? Hear from some of our community members!


Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop –

Ben Franklin’s is a longstanding, local Redmond business and a business member of the Redmond Historical Society.



Laura Lee Bennett –

Laura Lee has called Redmond home since the 1990s. She is a poet, arts activist, and Vice President of the Redmond Historical Society. Her poem, “The Fire,” is a call to action.


Patsy Rosenbach –

Patsy is a longtime Redmond Resident, member of the historical Society and most recently, a moving-and-organizing volunteer at the Society office.


Raul Sanchez –

Raul is the current City of Redmond Poet Laureate. In the following video he renders tribute to the city and its' citizens as well as the magnificent green spaces that provide peace and tranquility.



Our office space is coming along with improvements to our administrative storage and collections care. We're excited to continue work on our expanded displays, and look forward to inviting visitors to tour the space later this year.



Enjoy a quick trip down "memory lane" with photos of other fundraisers from Redmond's unique past.