Upcoming Events


Season’s Greetings!  To begin the holiday season of 2017, the Northumberland County Historical Society proudly offers “Holiday Music with The Bell Choir from Melrose Methodist Church” on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.   

The Melrose Bell Choir consisting of 11 members (and a back-up ringer) is directed by Mrs. Robin Megel. This group performs regularly at the Melrose Methodist Church. The ringers in this Choir are enthusiastic volunteers who practice diligently under the direction of Mrs. Megel. They have delighted audiences, not only at the Church, but at a variety of venues throughout the Northern Neck. The Choir is open to experienced musicians as well as to novice ringers with a love for the bells.

Mrs. Megel, Director, studied both piano and flute. She continues to pursue both instruments. When her pastor at Melrose learned of her skills, he asked her to organize and to direct the Bell Choir. This is something that Robin has thoroughly enjoyed and done for more than two years. In Sunday’s program she will explain the bells, the music for bell ringers as well as the Christmas selections to be performed. She will also discuss how novice musicians can participate in a Bell Choir and what is required.

After the performance, a nice selection of books and Christmas Harp CDs will be offered for sale to benefit the Historical Society. This will give members the opportunity to begin or to complete their Christmas shopping.  We very much look forward to seeing you, your families and friends on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 2:30 p.m., and for refreshments after the presentation.