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.
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.)
The Barre Historical Society is sponsoring a series of events to celebrate Labor Day in the United States and to supplement our annual commemoration of international workers day on Primo Maggio (May Day). The theme of using your voice for social change will run through the three events. Two will be held at the Old Labor …
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
Anne Feeney, self-described "unionmaid & hellraiser", will be performing songs of labor and protest for the benefit of the Old Labor Hall. We have been looking forward to hosting her at the hall for a long time. At last she is coming, along with special guest Charlie King.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, April 28 at 7:00 pmLatest ticket info
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).