Upcoming Events


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Old Round Church Carol Sing - Sunday, December 3 at 4:00 and 5:00 pm.

Tom Walters and friends lead a community singalong of traditional carols and other familiar holiday favorites in a family-friendly event  that has been a Richmond tradition for decades.   Come share some holiday music and fun in Richmond's iconic National Historic Landmark ... but please dress warmly!  The Old Round Church has no heat.

Note:  Seating in the Old Round Church is limited to 228 by order of the State Fire Marshal


New Year's Eve Concert to benefit the Old Round Church - Sunday, December 31 at 7:00 pm in the Richmond Congregational Church

Vermont musicians including Cricket Blue, performers from Young Tradition, Bill Ellis, and Patti Casey and Tom MacKenzie perform their special brands of American Roots music in what has become a Richmond New Year's Eve tradition.  Suggested donation:  $10 at the door.  (See calendar entry below for performer websites.)


2017 Events Calendar


  • Annual Meeting and Winter Program

Sunday, February 21 at 3:00 pm

Ricmond Free Library Community Room

Program: Joseph Bishop's Historic Richmond Photos

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

  • Old Round Church Public Work Day

Saturday, May 13 at 10:00 am.

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.

  • Classical Guitar Concert

Saturday, May 20 at 7:30 pm

Old Round Church

New York City-based Anderson/Fader Guitar Duo perform music by Vermont composer Damon Ferrante. Suggested donation: $15 - adults; $10 - seniors; $5 - children and students.  www.steeplechasearts.com/andersonfader-guitar-duo.

  • Old Cemetery Tour

Saturday, August 19 at 10:00 am (rain date - August 20 at 2:00 pm)

Meet at Old Round Church to carpool to the historic Fays Corner Cemetery

Richmond Historical Society Board members Deborah Hardy, Martha Turner and Karen Yaggy will talk about the history of Richmond's oldest known cemetery as well as what can be done to restore and preserve the gravestones.  After the presentation, those willing to help with preservation efforts are invited to stay behind and spritze a cleaning solution on some of the gravestones.  Admission is free, but donations to cover the cost of the cleaning solution are welcome.  Co-sponsored by the Richmond, Huntington and Bolton Community Senior Center.

  • Social Band Concert

Saturday, Augst 26 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 3 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.

  • Meditative Soundscapes World Flute Concert

Sunday, October 1 at 4:00 pm

Old Round Church

International recording artist Gary Stroutsos returns to share his meditative American Indian and world flute music.  Suggested donation: $15.  www.garystroutsos.com

  • Potluck Supper and Fall Program

Saturday, November 11 at 6:00 pm 

Richmond Congregational Church Fellowship Hall

Bring a dish to share for the potluck supper.   After the supper, Eva Clough and Ann Gray will give a slide show presentation about Fort Ethan Allen and the Essex Community Historical Society's campaign to save the fort's historic water tower.  Two dollars per person will be charged at the door to cover the cost of salad, beverage and dessert.  Those wishing to attend only the program may do so free of charge.  It will begin at approximately 7:15 in the church sanctuary.

  • Community Carol Sing

Sunday, December 3  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.

 New Year's Eve Benefit Concert

Sunday, December 31 at 7:00 pm

Richmond Congregational Church Sanctuary

Performers include :  Cricket Blue (http://cricketbluemusic.com/), performers from Young Tradition,  Bill Ellis (http://www.smcvt.edu/Pages/Get-to-Know-Us/Faculty/Ellis-William.aspx), and Patti Casey and Tom MacKenzie (http://patticasey.com/)  Suggested donation - $10 per person at the door.  Proceeds benefit the Old Round Church