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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 and the Union Cooperative Store bakery building.

Happenings at the Hall:

  • Primo Maggio 2017 — From Debs to Sanders: Fighting for Change

    Eugene V Debs & Bernie SandersFriday, April 28 at 7:00 pm
    In the tradition of pioneering presidential candidate Eugene V. Debs, Vermont's own Senator Bernie Sanders will give a public address at the Socialist Labor Party Hall National Historic Landmark to celebrate Primo Maggio (May Day, the international labor day). Read more…

  • Primo Maggio 2017 – Traditional Dinner at the Old Labor Hall

    Italian picnic in Barre's northendSunday, April 30  Buy ticket now
    For Primo Maggio 2017, the Socialist Labor Party Hall continues the tradition of Primo Maggio commemorations begun by the founders of the Hall with the combination of food, fun, and education favored in the early days of the Hall. This year in honor of the Italian founders of the Hall, we return to Italian food as the focus of our event.
    5:00 pm Social Hour (cash bar)
    6:00 pm Traditional Italian Dinner
    7:00 pm Illustrated talk by John Carafoli, author of Great Italian American Food in New England and music with baritone John Murelle with The John Salerno Trio (keyboard John Salerno, Dennis Nobrega on reeds and Al Orlando on guitar and mandolin) in That's Amore a concert of popular songs from and about Italy.
    Read more…

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