Upcoming Events


 Thursday, September 13 - 1:30 - 3:00 pm.  Of Wheelmen, The New Woman, and Good Roads: Bicycling in Vermont, 1880 - 1920.

 Richmond Free Library - 201 Bridge Street, Richmond VT. 


In this free lecture, UVM professor Luis Vivanco explores the fascinating early history of the bicycle in Vermont, a new invention that generated widespread curiosity when it arrived here in the 1880s. During the 1890s, enthusiasm exploded statewide as bicycles became safer, women took to the wheel, roads improved, and retailers developed novel advertising techniques to draw in buyers.

Sponsored by the Community Senior Center of Richmond, Huntington and Bolton 

2018 Old Round Church Visitor Season - The Old Round Church will be open for visitors from 10 am to 4 pm on weekends  from May 26 through Columbus Day and daily beginning on June 18.  Admission is free but donations to help maintain the church are welcome.  Handicapped accessible.

2018 Events Calendar


  • Annual Meeting and Winter Program

Sunday, February 21 at 3:00 pm

Ricmond Free Library Community Room

Program:  Glimpses of 19th-century Richmond:  The Betsy Flagg Diary

Slide show presentation by RHS archivist Karen Yaggy preceded by Richmond Historical Society annual business meeting.   Refreshments to follow.

  • Treasures from the Archives 

Sunday, April 8 - 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Richmond Town Center Meeting Room

Open House display of artifacts from the Richmond Historical Society archives


  • Old Round Church Public Work Day

Thursday, May 10 - 5 pm

Volunteers will wash windows inside and out, clean pew benches and tidy up grounds in anticipation of the upcoming visitor season.  Please bring your own cleaning supplies.

  • Concert: EmaLou & The Beat and the Phineas Gage Project

        Thursday, July 26 - 7 pm

        Old Round Church

               EmaLou & the Beat is a Burlington-based folk/rock/funk  band.  The Phineas Gage Project performs "pholk phunk" versions of  popular tunes from the past 50 years.  Admission: $10 at the door.

  • An Afternoon and Evening of Music in the Old Round Church

Sunday, August 12 - 3 - 9 pm

Old Round Church

Benefit Concert headlined by renowned Vermont folk musician Pete Sutherland and his "multigenerational roots music" group Pete's Posse.  

3:00 pm -  Young Tradition Vermont Showcase.  Music by Fiddleheads, Alexander Allison, ONE Band and Romy & Ben Munkres.  Admission by donation to benefit Young Tradition Vermont and the Old Round Church.  youngtraditionvermont.org

7:00 pm - Pete's Posse Concert.  Pete Sutherland, Oliver Scanlon and Tristan Henderson bring their twin fiddles, driving guitar, and pounding footwork to Richmond, along with mandolin, banjo, jawharp and keyboards,  for an entertaining, toe-tapping concert to raise money for Old Round Church upkeep.  Admission: $15.00 at the door. www.petespossevt.com 

  • Social Band Concert

Saturday, August 25 at 7:30 pm

Old Round Church

A cappella performance by Social Band, Burlington's lively group of singers.  Suggested donation: $15.  www.socialband.org

  • Old Round Church Pilgrimage

   Sunday, September 2 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.

  • Potluck Supper and Fall Program

November - date and program TBD 

Richmond Congregational Church Fellowship Hall

  • Community Carol Sing

Sunday, December 2  at 4:00 and 5:00 pm

Old Round Church

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 now limited to 228 persons by order of the state fire marshal.