Upcoming Events

 

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2017 Old Round Church Visitor Season Begins on Memorial Day Weekend.

Beginning on Saturday, May 27, the Old Round Church will be open on weekends from 10 am to 4 pm.  The church will be open from 10 to 4 daily from June 12 through Labor Day weekend.  It will be also be open daily September 25 through October 9.

 

Old Cemetery Tour - Saturday, August 19 at 10:00 am (Rain date:  August 20 at 2:00 pm)

Richmond's oldest cemetery lies hidden in a peaceful grove between Cemetery and Hinesburg Roads in southwest Richmond.   It is a lovely resting place, but it needs some help.  The marble gravestones are weatherbeaten and stained; many are broken, fallen or about to fall.   Join Richmond Historical Society Board members Deborah Hardy, Martha Turner and Karen Yaggy for a tour of the cemetery and brief presentation about its history as well as what can be done to restore the gravestones.  After the presentation, attendees are invited to begin the preservation effort by spritzing some of the gravestones with a specially formulated cleaning solution. Admission is free but donations to help cover the cost of the cleaning solution are welcome. 

 

Meet at the Old Round Church to carpool to the cemetery.  For more information, please contact Martha Turner at (802) 434-6453 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

This event is co-sponsored by the Richmond, Huntington and Bolton Community Senior Center.

 



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.