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.
Barre Historical Society is participating in "Vermont Gives", the first Vermont day of giving, to raise funds to repair the historic brickwork of the Old Labor Hall and the Union Cooperative Store bakery building.
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.
Free and open to the public
The Socialist Labor Party Hall's Primo Maggio 2016 celebration continues on May Day itself with a timely illustrated talk by Prof. Robert Weir, “Solid Men in the Granite City: Barre’s Socialist Mayors".
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, but this year, we will be doing something a little different.
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, …