Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 9 to 11:30 AM
Irish Heritage Day
Do you have Irish roots? Ten percent of Americans do.
Learn about Ireland, Irish customs and the many contributions made to
our town by the folks from Ireland who settled here. Names of Richmond's
Irish families include: Duffy, Farrell, Foye, Kelly, Kennedy, Lynch,
McGowan, McGreevey, Meehan, Menihan, O'Hanlon, O'Neill, Quick, Sullivan
and Ward. This event will be an "Open House" format. Bring YOUR Irish
story to share...you need not have Irish roots in Richmond to enjoy the
day. (And just for fun – wear green!)
Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 9 to 11:30 AM
Were You Alive in '55?
Share memories of the 1950s and 1960s – whether you
grew up in Richmond or elsewhere. Come celebrate the "Good Old Days."
Try your luck with a "Remember When...?" Quiz and enjoy old-timey treats
like bubble gum and music of the era. Bring photographs and family
artifacts to share, and especially memories. If you remember those years
– come to share. If you don't – come to learn.
Harvest Home - Agricultural Museum Tour
Richmond has been, since its inception, a farming
community. But what were farms like in the 1850s? How had farming
changed by 1900? Learn about farming techniques, changes made in farm
implements through the years and what crops were grown in different eras
– such as hops, wheat and corn. Did you know that wool was once a major
produce of Richmond's farms?
This program will meet at the Town Hall Museum at 9:00
and will include a tour of the Agricultural Museum on the Town Hall
grounds. (This event is NOT an open house format - if you plan to attend, please be
Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 9 to 11:30 AM
Old-Time Christmas Open House
Enjoy some Christmas treats popular in 1900. Learn the
origins of seasonal customs, and hear excerpts read from beloved
Christmas literature, including the Christmas story found in the Gospel
of Luke. An easy-to-complete craft project will be part of our
celebration, and if you have a special holiday ornament you would like
to show off, please bring it along.