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Benefit the Bakery in Vermont Gives 2017!

Vermont Gives Participation Banner with Bakery

Wednesday, June 7, 6:00 pm thru June 8 at 6:00 pm  Vermont Gives!

The Barre Historical Society is participating in the second annual Vermont Gives statewide day of non-profit giving again this year. The proceeds will be used toward Phase 2 of the restoration of the Union Cooperative Store bakery building into a functioning educational bakery.

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2017 Global Labor Film Festival – “A Day’s Work”

Global Labor Film Festival 2017 marquee

Saturday, May 13 at 7:00 pm

For the fifth year, the Old Labor Hall is participating in the 2017 Global Labor Film Festival This year, we are hosting the Vermont premier of the award-winning documentary A Day's Work.
The film uses the story of one "temp worker's" first day on the job to introduce the implications of this modern temp work for all working people.

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Primo Maggio 2017 – Traditional Dinner at the Old Labor Hall

Italian picnic in Barre's northend

Sunday, April 30 
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.

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Primo Maggio 2017 – events at the Old Labor Hall

Primo Maggio 2017 events pictures - Trans-Atlantic Band, Eugene V Debs, Bernie Sanders

Save the dates!

To celebrate Primo Maggio 2017, the Socialist Labor Party Hall will be hosting a series of events to continue the tradition begun by the founders of the Hall. 

Friday, April 28 at 7:00 pm -From Debs to Sanders: Fighting for Change

Sunday, April 30 at 5:00pm - Primo Maggio Traditional Italian Dinner

May 13 at 7:00 pm  - Global Labor Film Festival presents A Day's Work

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Organizing for Action — a Workshop with Si Kahn

CANCELLED!!!!!!!

Because of the impending storm and Si's need to catch a plane right after the workshop, he regretfully has had to cancel. He has promised to reschedule the workshop to a date in August? When we expect the better weather will enable us to share the benefit of his years of organizing experience.
Tuesday, March 14 at 9:00 am

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Tom Davis Memorial

Tom Davis in front of the Old Labor Hall (photo Mark Greenberg)

Barre Historical Society and Vermont Labor History Society Board Member, Tom Davis, died unexpectedly on February 16 at age 85. His was a life well lived to the very last. His contributions to the people of Vermont cannot be overstated.

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