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 and the Union Cooperative Store bakery building.

Happenings at the Hall:

  • Traditional Italian Dancing at the Old Labor Hall

    The Dancing Lesson by Giovanni SandrucciFridays, October 9, November 13, and December 11 at  7:00 pm The founders of the Old Labor Hall were immigrants, mainly from the northern Italy. They brought with them not only their skills with granite , but also their cultural traditions. We have commemorated their food and politics. Now we are going to celebrate their music and dance with an opportunity to learn traditional Italian dancing. Read more… 

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  • The Bakery from the Beginning to 2004

    Union Cooperative Bakery BuildingHistory 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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