Upcoming Events

 


 Sunday, October 2 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm -   Bluegrass music by WILD BRANCH inside  the Old Round Church.


Wild Branch is a bluegrass band from Vermont. With a focus on instrumental bluegrass, fiddle tunes, and old-time music, the band also features traditional bluegrass rhythm and vocal harmony. The group currently includes Dan Johnson on guitar and lead vocals, Josh Halman (Queen City Cut Ups) on mandolin and tenor, Adam Frehm (Hot Pickin' Party) on dobro, Joe Cleary (Modern Grass Quintet) on fiddle, and Eli Goldman (Lillian and the Muses, Queen City Cut Ups) on bass. wildbranchbluegrassdotcom.wordpress.com.

There will be parking available on site and overflow cars can park in the town's designated lots.

This event is free and we encourage all ages to join us. If you can donate, a suggested donation of $10 per person to the Richmond Historical Society will be gladly accepted at the entrance gates and throughout the evening. Any proceeds from this evening will help in the upkeep of the Round Church so our community can enjoy it for generations to come.

Join us on Sunday, October 2, for some toe-tapping, hand-clapping music in Richmond's Historic Old Round Church.

Sponsored by the Richmond Historical Society.  

Note: This concert, originally scheduled for the Round Church Lawn, has been moved indoors due to cool weather.  The music will begin at 5:00 pm.  All are welcome but food, beverages, and pets are not permitted inside the building. 



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.
    • Potluck Supper and Winter Program

  Saturday in November at 6:00 pm

    • 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.

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