Upcoming Events

 

Above and Beyond: JFK and the U2 Pilots during the Cuban Missile Crisis.  

The thirteen days of the Cuban Missile Crisis brought the world to the brink of nuclear disaster.  Michael Tougias recounts this tense chapter of history and explores how President Kennedy reached a decision on a course of action.  Tougias will share insights from his interviews with the U-2 pilots who flew unarmed over Cuba to secure photographic proof that the Soviets were installing nuclear missiles on the island.  The presentation will also highlight some of the lesser known events and recently unclassified documents related to this crisis.

Thursday, November 12 at 1:30 pm via Google Meets.  For the internet link to this event please contact Jane Vossler in advance - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Co-Sponsored with the Community Senior Center

 


2020 Events Calendar

 

  • Annual Meeting and Winter Program

Sunday, March 22 at 2:00 pm - Cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic

Ricmond Free Library Community Room

Program: Of Wheelmen, The New Woman, and Good Roads:  Bicycling in Vermont

Luis Vivanco explores the early history of bicycling in Vermont.  A brief  Richmond Historical Society business meeting and election of officers will precede the presentation.  Refreshments to follow. All are welcome. 

  • Old Round Church Public Work Day - early May.
  • Social Band Concert

            Saturday, August 24 at 7:30 pm. Cancelled

                  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 13 at 10:00 am.  Cancelled

 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.

 

  • Program:  Above and Beyond: JFK and the U2 Pilots during the Cuban Missile Crisis

   Thursday, November 12 at 1:30 pm via Google Meets.  Contact Jane Vossler in advance for the          link to this event.  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   

               Michael Tougias recounts this tense chapter of history and explores how President Kennedy reached                     a decision on a course of action.

    

  • Potluck Supper and Winter Program

            Saturday in November at 6:00 pm. Cancelled

  • Community Carol Sing

Sunday, December 6 at 4:00 and 5:00 pm. Cancelled

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.