Upcoming Events

 

Sunday, September 26 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Live Music on the Round Church Lawn.

The evening will start with Troy Millette & the Fire Below (acoustic duo) followed by Sugarsnap Trio. Food and drinks will be available to purchase throughout the event. Parking available surrounding the Round Church lawn and on Round Church Rd. There will be additional parking at Volunteers Green and the Richmond Town Center.

Bring blankets, chairs, dancing shoes and the whole family for an evening you won't want to miss! You are welcome to bring your own picnic but please no alcoholic beverages. This is a free event; however, cash or check donations to the Richmond Historical Society would be greatly appreciated. We look forward to seeing you!

The event will go on with moderate rain or shine.
Sponsored by The Richmond Historical Society  with help from Richmond Home Supply

 

Troy Millette Bio: Heart, humor, and humility are the keys to success for Fairfax, VT singer/songwriter Troy Millette. On the back of his witty onstage persona, imaginative covers, and heartfelt original songs, Millette has quickly earned a reputation as one of New England's most promising up-and-comers. Since arriving on the local circuit in 2010 Millette has worked continuously to hone his craft, playing hundreds of shows across the Northeast United States and Canada with esteemed touring acts such as Grace Potter, Counting Crows, Richard Marx, Rick Springfield, American Authors, the Front Bottoms, Trey Anastasio (Phish) and more.

Sugarsnap Trio Bio: The Sugarsnap Trio is Collin Cope, Luke Hausermann, and Chris Page. The Sugarsnaps perform their own acoustic-based blend of soul, blues, and folk.

 

2021 Events Calendar

 

    • 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 flood to

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

    • Program:  Virtual Tour of Historic Shays' Settlement.

            Monday, March 22 at 1:30 pm via Google Meet.

                  Archaelogist Steve Butz leads an online visit to this 18th-century fortification established by

Captain Daniel Shays in the mountains of Southern Vermont after the 1787 Shays Rebellion in

Massachusetts.

Co-sponsored with the Community Senior Center

    • 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

    • Music on the Round Church Lawn

Sunday, September 26 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm

Acoustic performances by Sugarsnap Trio and Troy Millette & the Fire Below.  Food available for sale throughout the event, or bring your own picnic (no alcohol please).  Bring a blanket to enjoy this end of summer family entertainment.  The event is free, but donations to the Rich

    • 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.