Upcoming Events

 

 OLD ROUND CHURCH SUMMER VISITOR SEASON BEGINS ON MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.  WEEKENDS ONLY UNTIL JUNE 17, THEN DAILY THROUGH LABOR DAY.  10 AM TO 4 PM.  DONATIONS WELCOME. FOR GROUP TOURS PLEASE CONTACT MARTHA TURNER AT (802) 434-6453.

      

A MUSICAL SALUTE TO THE LIFE OF TIM WHITEFORD (1946 -2019) 

A memorial concert for Tim Whiteford will be held in the Old Round Church on Saturday, August 10 at 7:00 pm.  The concert features his many bandmates and musical friends from over the years.  It will also include a dedication of his memorial bench on the green

 

Tim Whiteford ventured across the pond from England in 1977 and landed in his adopted home of Richmond, VT by 1982.  An accomplished musician himself, he loved this community dearly and over the years gave many hours of his time to create opportunities for both blossoming and professional musicians to play, and for the community to enjoy their talents.  In his final days, he said, "I always felt it was wonderful to play music towards other people. To entertain the people rather than just play for yourself sitting on the sofa. So, we did..."  And so here we are doing just that.  Join us for an evening of music from folks who collaborated with Tim over the many years of music he made throughout his life in Vermont.  For more info email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . This event is free and open to the public. 

 


2019 Events Calendar

 

  • Annual Meeting and Winter Program

Sunday, February 10 at 3:00 pm

Ricmond Free Library Community Room

Program: The Evolution of Richmond's Cultural Landscape

 

         Geographer Jane Dorney will give a slide presentation on how Richmond's cultural landscape has evolved through time.  Using historic maps and photos, she will show how the village and rural landscapes developed, and the influence of geology and biology on that evolution..  A brief          Richmond Historical Society business meeting and election of officers will precede the presentation.  Refreshments to follow. All are welcome. 
  • Life in a Jar: The Irene Sendler Project

            Thursday, April 18 at  1:30 pm

             Richmond Free Library Community Room

                      The story of Irene Sendler, a Holocaust hero who rescued 2,500 children from the Warsaw ghetto. Co-sponsored with the Richmond Community Senior Center

  • Old Round Church Public Work Day - May 9
  • Memorial Concert for Tim Whiteford

            Saturday, August 10 at 7:00 pm

             Old Round Church

                 Friends and colleagues musically salute Tim Whiteford.  The free concert also includes the dedication of a memorial bench on the Round Church Green.

  • Social Band Concert

            Saturday, August 24 at 7:30 pm.

                  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 8 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 Fall Program

November - program and date TBD

Richmond Congregational Church Fellowship Hall

 Bring a main dish to share for this evening of fun and fellowship.   P

  • Community Carol Sing

Sunday, December 8 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.