Thursday, September 9, 2010

Redmond Historical Society Current Events

Redmond's Poet Laureate reads Saturday, September 11

Did you know Redmond has it's very own Poet Laureate? She's Rebecca Meredith, and she will be our speaker this Saturday, September 11, at the auditorium in the Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, at 16600 NE 80th St, Redmond, from 10:30 to noon. She will be talking about the "Power of Place," and how the work of poets, and the audiences response to their work, are shaped by their relationship to places in their lives.

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Past Redmond Mayors Chris Himes and Doreen Marchione interviewed 

We are proud to announce our own Chris Himes, President of the Board of Directors (& Redmond's first woman mayor)  along with former Mayor Doreen Marchione, were interviewed by the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) as part of their celebration of 100 years of women voting in the state of Washington.. MOHAI interviewed five former mayors in King County and the transcripts of their interviews are on our website, or you can listen to part of the interviews at MOHAI's site, , under "Women's Votes."

Eagles Scout Cemetery Project

Eagle Scout Matthew Beecroft worked with his troop and other volunteers to map out and photograph the head stones at the Old Redmond Cemetery. He found there were almost 1000 grave stones, all carefully photographed, with the information on each stone recorded, he then gave RHS a disk with the photos and a file with info from each stone. Please come by our office to learn more about this project.

Founder of Northwest rail company proposes tourist trainguest speaker on October 9  Read More
A tourist train from Redmond to Woodinville? That is one of the proposals by a Northwest rail company, GNP Railway, now before the City of Redmond. A more controversial GNP proposal is running rail cargo into Redmond. GNP founder Tom Payne and Cascadia Center consultant Tom Jones will discuss both proposals, in particular the vision of thousands enjoying the Sammamish Valley’s heritage while riding and dining in comfort.  Talk is on Saturday October 9, 10:30 a.m. at Old Redmond School House.  Questions?  Email:

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