Upcoming Events

 

 

 2021 Annual Meeting and Winter Program: Early History through Newspapers.  Sunday, March 21 at 3:00 pm  via Google Meet.

Hear about Richmond's early social events, floods, fires, celebrations, politics, development and even Justice Rehnquist's brush with the law as reported in the papers.

 

 

2021 Events Calendar

 

  • Richmond Historical Society Annual Meeting and Election of Officers

  Date and time TBD

  • Program: Red Scare in the Green Mountains: Vermont in the McCarthy Era

            Monday, January 11 at 1:30 pm.

                    This virtual presentation by Rick Winston, author of Red Scare in the Green Mountains, explores

                     what happened in Vermont when the anti-Communist fear known as the "Red Scare" swept the

                     country.

                     Co-sponsored with the Community Senior Center

  • Program:  Pullman Porters

            Thursday, February 18 at 1:30 pm

                    Virtual program about the critical role that Pullman Porters played in giving rise to America's

                     black middle class, the formation of the black labor movement, and the momentum for the civil

                     rights movement.

                     Co-sponsored with the Community Senior Center 

  • Program: Towns Meeting of the Past

            Sunday, February 28 at 3:00 pm

                    Accounts of pressing community business ranging from highway expenses, liquor sales and floods

                    to lawsuits and school issues, as recorded in Town Annual Reports from the late 1800s and early

                    1900s.  Moderated by Richmond Town Moderator Clint Buxton (on leave this year due

                    to Covid-19 cancellation of Richmond's in-person Town Meeting).

                    Co-sponsored with the Community Senior Center and the Bolton History Group

  • Program:  So Close To Home

            Monday, March 1 at 1:30 pm.

                    Virtual presentation by Alison O'Leary.  This is the true story of a German U-Boat in the Gulf of

                    Mexico that torpedoes a freighter.  A family with two children happens to be on board the freighter

                    and end up in the water and separated:  mother and one child - father and another child.  O'Leary

                    has read the log of the U-boat captain and has written a book about it.

                    Co-sponsored with the Community Senior Center

  • 2021 Annual Meeting and Winter Program:  Early History through Newspapers

            Sunday, March 21 at 3:00 pm via Google Meet.

                    Photos and narrated accounts of  newspaper-worthy events in early Richmond.  A brief business

                    meeting and election of officers will precede the program.          

  • Old Round Church Public Work Day - early May.
  • Social Band Concert

                   Summer 2021 (tentative).  Date TBD

                  Burlington's lively a cappellla choral group draws on classical and folk traditions for a perfomance

                  that is both powerful and playful.   socialband.org

  • Old Round Church Pilgrimage

   Sunday, September 12 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 Winter Program

            Saturday in November at 6:00 pm

  • Community Carol Sing

Sunday, December 5 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.