Much of the history of the Eastside is housed here in the Eastside Heritage Center. Since the early days of Bellevue's rolling strawberry fields to the bustling downtown it is today, from the time when Redmond was a haven for horses, before Microsoft put it on the map, the records of growth have been carefully collected by Eastsiders. Pictures, artifacts and oral histories are kept in the Center, which is itself a historic Bellevue house. The Strawberry Festival held every year at Crossroads Park, is the major annual event. The Eastside Heritage Center welcomes donations of materials from citizens.