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Community Conversation and Book Reading with Elizabeth Minnich

Dr. Elizabeth Minnich

Wednesday, September 6, 7:00 pm at Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier

The Barre Historical Society and the Kellogg-Hubbard Library are co-sponsoring a discussion and book reading led by scholar Dr. Elizabeth Minnich on the subject of her recent book The Evil of Banality: The Life and Death Importance of Thinking which draws on literature, psychology, economics, journalism, and pop culture to explore how people both perpetrate and resist genocide and other “extensive” evils.

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Organizing for Action — a Workshop with Si Kahn

Si Kahn

Monday, September 4 at 4:00 pm (note time & date change)
Si Kahn will lead a participatory workshop about organizing for action in your community.  This event will take place before the Labor Day singalong honoring fellow civil rights organizer the late Chet Briggs for the benefit of the Old Labor Hall. (This is the rescheduled event that was snowed out in March.)

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La Soirée Sucrée 2017 — Celebrating Barre’s Quebecois Heritage

Desserts from 2016

Thursday, July 27, 5:30 - 8:30 pm 

This year again, as part of the Barre Heritage Festival, the Old Labor Hall is celebrating Barre's French Canadian heritage with Soirée Sucrée 2017 in honor of the Barre Historical Society's late president Chet Briggs.
The evening is divided into three exciting components—all for one low price.
►French Dessert Competition
►French Dessert Tasting
►French-Canadian music by Va-et-Vient

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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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