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Join the Redmond Historical Society’s Speaker Series Program for a virtual talk by author and Humanities Washington speaker, BJ Cummings on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 10:30 a.m.

The presentation centers on Cummings’ recent book, The River That Made Seattle: A Natural and Human History of the Duwamish.

Cummings will share many of the untold stories of early Duwamish history from the perspective of Native peoples, their relationship to the surrounding lands and river while dispelling prior falsehoods.

The author, who founded the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition and leads community engagement for the University of Washington’s Superfund Research Program will discuss the eventual demise of the river, and its subsequent Superfund site classification in 2001.

In addition, she will highlight early links between Duwamish watershed areas like Lake Washington and its successful cleanup.

The Redmond Historical Society hosts a speaker on the second Saturday of each month.

Register here to join the online event.