Join Us on May 20th to Celebrate, Meet, and Learn from Lake Washington School District History Day Students
The Redmond City Council and Redmond community will recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of Lake Washington School District student historians on May 20th. Students who participated in the North Puget Sound Regional and Washington State competitions will present their projects in the City Hall lobby during a Meet & Greet from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.
City officials and community members will learn from these students about:
- The Geneva Conventions;
- The creation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park;
- Mission 66 - Mt. Rainier National Park;
- Efforts of people such as Nelson Mandela in nonviolence for achieving equal rights; and more.
Following the June 2014National History Day contest, we look forward to featuring the students' work here...
May is National Preservation Month
The City of Redmond, in coordination with the Redmond Historical Society, celebrates National Preservation Month in May. "New Age of Preservation: Embark, Inspire, Engage" is the theme of this month-long celebration sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Since the founding of The National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1949, communities all across America have be preserving and restoring their historic sites. There is no better way to know where we come from than having the past right there for us to witness, and with the help from this organization cities and towns have been able to sustain their past and ensure it lasts into the future. Along with the assistance that The National Trust for Historic Preservation offers; it also provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources to save America's diverse historic places and revitalize our communities.
In Downtown Redmond, a number of historic property and business owners have contributed to the preservation of our community's historic places by making sustainable re-investments in buildings. Visit each of the City's Landmarks today to support Redmond's heritage and local economy!
For more information on a variety of historic preservation aspects, visit the National Trust for Historic Preservation's site.
For more information about National Preservation Month or any of the events described above, please contact Kimberly Dietz at 425-556-2415.