Upcoming Events

 

Old Round Church Carol Sing - Sunday, December 4 at 4:00 and 5:00 PM.

Richmond's intrepid group of caroling instumentalists will lead us in a renewal of the annual Community Carol Sing tradition!  Please dress warmly! - as the building has no heat. Face masks encouraged but not required.  

 


2022 Events Calendar

    • Program -  Vermont Prohibition: Teetotalers, Bootleggers and Corruption

          Sunday, February 13 at 2:00 pm

Virtual program by Adam Krakowski on "the tumultuous side of Vermont's temperance movement."

Co-sponsored with the Community Senior Center 

    • 2022 Annual Meeting and Winter Program:  The Richmond Underwear Factory  (click here to view an edited video of the program)

  Sunday, March 27 at 3:00 in the Richmond Free Library

Slide show program by local writer and historian Mo Humphrey about the early history of Richmond's Goodwin Baker Building.

Annual RHS business meeting and election of officers to precede the presentation.

    • Old Round Church Public Work Day - early May.
    • Soul Porpoise Concert on the Round Church Lawn

 Wednesday, June 15 - 4:30 to 7:00 pm. 

Burlington funk band Soul Porpoise will perform outdoors at the base of the Round Church Lawn. Bring blankets or lawn chairs and happy smiles, but please leave alcoholic beverages and pets at home.  The event is free but donations to benefit the Old Round Church and Richmond Historical Society are welcome.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase on site.  In case of heavy rain, the concert will be held inside the church building.

    • Moth Storytelling at the Old Round Church

  Friday, August 12  - 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Some of the best storytellers from across the Northeast spin tales about summertime in the Old Round Church,  along with  music by The Brevity ThingThis program is for people 12 and older so please leave younger kids at home.  Admission is free, but donations to support the Old Round Church and Richmond Historical Society will be gladly accepted.

    • Social Band's Annual Summer Concert at the Old Round Church

  Saturday, August 27 - 7:30 to 8:30 pm

This summer, Social Band will sing its mix of early music, exuberant shape-noted tunes, and contemporary pieces, including newly-written songs by Social Band members and composers extraordinaire, Don Jamison and Michael Kellogg (aka Clyde Powers).

Social Band (a fully-vaccinated, non-profit organization) will sing without masks. Audience members will be required to wear masks.

Suggested Donation:  $18.00 at the door.   Information: www.socialband.org

    • Old Round Church Pilgrimage

Sunday, September 11 at 10:00 am.

For more than 80 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.

  • Wild Branch Concert in the Old Round Church 

Sunday, October 2 - 5:00 to 7:00 pm. 

Close out the 2022 Round Church summer music season with some live bluegrass by Vermont band Wild Branch in the Old Round Church. 
Suggested donation $10 to support the Old Round Church. 
Sponsored by the Richmond Historical Society - a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
    • RHS Fall Program: Archaelogical History of Chittenden County

  Saturday, November 12 at 7:00 pm.

Reception with cookies and cider to honor this year's RHS volunteers, followed by a presentation by Vermont State Archaeologist Jess Robinson.  This event is free and open to the public.  Masks encouraged but not required.

    • Community Carol Sing at the Old Round Church

           Sunday, December 4 at 4:00 and 5:00 pm.  

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. 

This event is subject to short-notice cancellation if COVID-19 conditions warrant it.  Changes to the event status or masking requirements will be posted.

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