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This is the website of the Barre Historical Society, owner of the Socialist Labor Party Hall National Historic Landmark, known as the “The Old Labor Hall”. Here you can find information about the history of the the Hall, about renting the Hall for your event, and about how you can help the Barre Historical Society preserve the Hall.

Happenings at the Hall:

Rise Up Bakery—Kickstarter Goal $25,000 by May 17

  • Logo of the Rise Up Bakery The Union Cooperative Store Bakery building is about to be restored as an educational bakery, starting with a Kickstarter campaign to raise $25,000 by May 17, 2015. Read more about the project.  

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History:

  • The Bakery from the Beginning to 2004

    Union Cooperative Bakery Building History of the Union Cooperative Bakery building, constructed in 1913 as an extension to the cooperative store located in the basement of the Socialist Labor Party Hall. It provided Italian and French baked goods to the community of italian granite workers in the area in the first decades of the twentieth century. Read more  

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