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).
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
Monday, March 13 at 5:30 pm, concert 7:00 pm
Concert tribute to long-time Society president and social justice advocate Chet Briggs by his old friend acclaimed songwriter-activist-organizer Si Kahn, accompanied by songwriter and vocalist Joe Jencks.
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.
This year again, as part of the Barre Heritage Festival, the Old Labor Hall is celebrating Barre's French Canadian heritage with Soirée Sucrée 2016 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
Maintenance of historic structures is a good thing, but sometimes good intentions work against preservation.
Both the Old Labor Hall and the Union Cooperative Store bakery building have brick exteriors. In the case of the Hall, the brick on the outside of the building is just a cladding on a wood frame structure. The Bakery brick walls are actually structural, supporting the roof. Despite their different uses, the brick exteriors present similar challenges.