Redmond John Marchione will be on hand to introduce the Redmond Historical Society's Saturday Speaker Series tomorrow, Sept. 14.
Join the society at 10:30 a.m. at the Old Redmond Schoolhouse for the opening program of the series, featuring Tom Hitzroth.
Tom Hitzroth, noted local historian and chair of the City of Redmond Landmark Commission, will present the fascinating story of Redmond’s growth from a settlement to a town on Saturday, September 14th at 10:30am at the Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center in the opening program of the Redmond Historical Society Saturday Speaker Series. His presentation, Lost Redmond: Once Here, Long Gone also includes insight into the investigative work involved in locating historical buildings that no longer exist.
According to Hitzroth, his extensive slide presentation will include some new information about the City’s history that “will perhaps shake the tree of conventional wisdom." Hitzroth has spent the past fifteen years identifying the details of the development of the City of Redmond from its earliest homestead times to 1930.
The Redmond Historical Society Saturday Speaker Series is a monthly program that will feature eight speakers addressing topics of local, state and Pacific Northwest historical interest. The program will be offered free to the public with a $5 suggested donation for non-members. For more information see www.redmondhistoricalsociety.org. The Redmond Historical Society is 501(c)(3)non-profit organization that receives support from the City of Redmond, 4 Culture, Nintendo, the Bellevue Collection and Humanities Washington as well as from other donors and members.