May 21, 2013 See! Save! and Celebrate!
with Lake Washington School District History Day Finalists
The Redmond City Council and Redmond community recognized and celebrated the accomplishments of Lake Washington School District student historians on May 21st. Students who placed in the North Puget Sound Regional and Washington State competitions presented their projects in the City Hall lobby during a Meet & Greet.
City officials and community members learned about:
- The Spanish-American War from Meghana Noonavath
- The Smallpox Vaccine from Sonia Murthy, Sabreen Mohammed, and Allison Tran
- Mickey Mouse from Linsey Liu and Hana Keller
- Nikola Tesla from Kevin Nakahara, Anand Nambakam, and Ethan Perrin
- Sputnik from Samhita Karnati, Eric Burlingame, and Adarsh Karnati
Following the June 2013 National 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. "See! Save! Celebrate!" 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.
Presentation on Adaptive Reuse of Historic Buildings in Redmond's Vibrant Downtown
This event took place in 2012. Please contact staff to obtain a copy of the meeting material. The presentation was recorded and available through RCTV On-Demand.
This presentation was provided to share historic preservation techniques and other related program components with owners and tenants of historic properties, local governments including planners, architects, builder and developers, historians and preservationists, students, and the greater Redmond community.
Regional experts in design, architecture, and preservation discussed:
- Sustainable, technical and architectural aspects of historic structures
- The USGBC LEED program and credits for historic buildings
- Various incentives available to landmark properties
- Old Town’s relationship to Redmond’s economic vitality
For additional information, contact 425-556-2415 or e-mail Kimberly Dietz
For more information about National Preservation Month or any of the events described above, please contact Kimberly Dietz at 425-556-2415.