Upcoming Events

 

 

2023 Round Church Concert Series!


A full season of summer and fall concerts at the Old Round Church is in the works, including both indoor and outdoor events.  The schedule features performances by Tenderbellies (June 25), Honey and Soul (August 27), The Larkspurs (September 24) and Wild Branch (October 23).  Check back here for more details as the summer concert season approaches!

 

RHS 2023 Annual Meeting and Winter Program


Richmond's One-Room School Houses and Early Student Education.  Sunday, March 5 at 3:00 pm - Richmond Free Library Community Room 

Did you know  80% of all Vermont students were taught in one-room schoolhouses in the first decade of the 1900’s?  At that time Vermont and Kansas were tied for first place in the US for the proportion of school age children attending school.  Richmond, at one time, had up to eleven schools scattered across the town. RHS Archivist Karen Yaggy will share Superintendent and Health Officer Reports, along with a variety of photos and thus will paint a vivid picture of Richmond’s local education in the early 1900’s. 

A brief review of 2022 RHS activities and election of 2023 officers will precede the program.  All are welcome to attend this free Richmond Historical Society event.

 


2023 Events Calendar

    • 2023 Annual Meeting and Winter Program

      Sunday, March 5 at 3:00 pm - Richmond Free Library Community Room 

Program:  Richmond's One-Room School Houses and Early Student Education presented by RHS Archivist Karen Yaggy. A brief business meeting and election of officers will precede the program.   All are welcome to attend this free event.

    • Old Round Church Public Work Day - early May
    •  Round Church Concert Season

      June-October

Monthly family-friendly concerts by area performers.  The outdoor events will take place on the Round Church Lawn, with parking available behind the stage.  Concert-goers are encouraged to bring blankets and/or lawn chairs.  Picnic baskets also welcome, but please no pets or alcoholic beverages.  Refreshments will also be available for purchase on-site.  Indoor events will follow Round Church safety rules:  no food or drink in the building, and seating limited to 228 people by order of the State Fire Marshal.  Check back soon for more details about individual concerts.

    • Social Band Concert

      Saturday, August 26  in the Old Round Church - time TBD

An evening of a cappella music with "Burlington's Lively Band of Singers."  socialband.org

    • Old Round Church Pilgrimage

      Sunday, September 10 at 10:00 am

For nearly 90 years an annual pilgrimage worship service has been held in the Old Round Church to celebrate its heritage as Richmond's first community meeting hall. This event is sponsored by the Richmond Congregational Church.  All are welcome.

    • RHS Fall Program

      Saturday evening in November - program TBD

    • Community Carol Sing at the Old Round Church

               Sunday, December 3 (time TBD)

A community singalong of traditional Christmas carols and other holiday favorites led by Richmond resident and former MMU music director Tom Walters. Please dress warmly. The Old Round Church has no heat.

Note: seating at the Old Round Church is limited to 228 persons by order of the state fire marshal.