• View from the RHS Bell Tower View from the RHS Bell Tower
  • Whitewater Gorge Trail Wildflowers Whitewater Gorge Trail Wildflowers
  • Starr-Gennett Studio Location Starr-Gennett Studio Location This marker shows the location where the historic Gennett Studio once stood.

     

 

Photo: Saluting the Flag

Memorial Day

Please take time from your busy holiday weekend for rememberance of those who gave their lives in service to our county. The holiday was estabilshed in 1868 and was originally called "Decoration Day". Watch the Palladium-Item for area services or listen to this beautiful rendition of Taps as you honor those who made the ultimate sacrifce.

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The Chocolate Garden

The Richmond Symphony Orchestra presents The Chocolate Garden at the Richmond Rose Garden from 1:00 - 3:00 pm on Saturday, May 23. Enjoy free chocolate samples from the Wayne County Chocolate Trail and music by the Richmond Symphony Brass. Free!

Photo: Model T's

Model T Museum

Indiana is car crazy during the month of May, and while these autos may be a little slower than those circling the track in Speedway, they are just as fascinating! Visit the Model T Ford Club of America's Model T Museum at 309 N. 8th Street, Richmond. Only $3 for adults and children under 12 are free! Open Tuesday thru Sunday from 10am-5pm.

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Richmond Civic Theatre Presents: The Three Musketeers

Poster: Three Musketeers by Carvin RinehartSwashbuckling adventure conclude the RCT season! This play is based on the classic novel written by Alexandre Dumas in 1845, set in the 1600s during a time of French royal intrigue and danger. One of the great adventure novels of all time has been adapted for the stage by one of the best comedy playwrights of recent years! The result is a rollicking blend of sword-fighting heroics and humor. "All for one, and one for all!" 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in the Murray Theatre, 1003 East Main Street, Richmond. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students. For more information, call 765.962.1816.

Download your FREE Richmond Parks & Recreation Summer Recreation Guide!

Logo: Richmond Parks & Recreation GuideThe Richmond Parks and Recreation 2015 Summer Recreation Guide is now available. Don't miss any of the fun movies, special events, youth camps, and sports programs. The guide also features information on pool and golf programs, senior activities, boating at Middlefork Reservoir as well as facility rentals. For more information, contact the Richmond Parks & Rec Department at 765.983.7275.

What's Your Positive Vision for Richmond?

Graphic: T-Shirt w/Love of Cities Cover ArtDesign a positive image of your vision with a slogan for Richmond and you could win $300! The public is invited to submit their own creative t-shirt designs that will help re-brand Richmond as a lovable city! This contest was inspired by Author Peter Kageyama, who wrote "For the Love of Cities " and "Love Where You Live ". In fact, Peter has agreed to be on the judges panel! Contest details are available on Facebook or at the Richmond Art Museum, 350 Hub Etchison Parkway, Richmond. For more information, call 765.939.0888. Entry deadline is June 5, 2015.

Spring Migration Bird Hike - Tuesdays at 7:00 a.m.

Little Green Heron with CatchOn Tuesdays from now until May 26th, join Jim Seany and Ron Williams at 7:00 a.m. at Cope Environmental Center for a hike to see and learn about birds of Indiana and those who are just passing through during the spring migration. No birding experience needed. Free! For more information, call 765.855.3188.

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Richmond, the county seat of Wayne County, is 966' above sea level.