Welcome

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:

  • “Jimmy Higgins: A Life in the Labor Movement”

    Harlan Baker as "Jimmy Higgins" Saturday, May 30 at 7:30 pm  Buy tickets now The Old Labor Hall is delighted to host  Jimmy Higgins, A Life in the Labor Movement, a one-man show. Jimmy Higgins celebrates the radical activist politics of the first half of the 20th century, the heyday of the Old Labor Hall. The play is written and performed by Harlan Baker. Baker’s work weaves the fictional reporter and labor activist Jimmy Higgins (the name, Baker says, has long been a sort of "Everyman" moniker for the rank-and-file labor activist) through the major moments in radical and labor politics during the early 20th century. Read more… 

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