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Bricks & Mortar—a historic headache

Carpenters looking a cracks in brickwork in the interior of the bakery

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.

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2016 Global Labor Film Festival

Marquee for 2016 Global Labor Film Festival showing of How Green Was My Valley

Saturday, May 22 at 7:00 pm

Free and open to the public.
Barre joins cities all over the world participating in the Global Labor Film Festival with its showing of the 1941 blockbuster, How Green Was My Valley which won five Oscars: Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Picture.

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Primo Maggio Dinner 2016 Prize Drawing – Hurry, Hurry!

2016 prize drawing sponsors Biggam, Fox, & Skinner staff

We knew that attendance at the Old Labor Hall’s annual Primo Maggio traditional community dinner was a great occasion, anticipated by many folks just like Thanksgiving or New Year’s Eve. But now, we know  it is a genuine prize! In the spirit of philanthropy and to encourage community participation in this great local and international May Day tradition, …

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Joe Hill Roadshow – Celebrate 100 years of the Songwriter Who Never Died

Joe Hill Roadshow poster

Friday, July 31 at 7:30 pm An evening of music and song honoring the life, music, and legacy of Joe Hill, labor activist and songwriter. This event is part of a national tour commemorating the 100th anniversary of the execution of Joe Hill by the State of Utah. The Road Show will feature nationally known musicians Charlie King, Magpie, and George Mann, along with local guests, Mark Greenberg and Ben Koenig.

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