|Bookseller Ben Koenig discusses his research into the life and work of Vermont author Dorothy Canfield Fisher & the controversy around the book prize formerly in her name. His extensive research raises important questions about how we make judgments today, about the information can we rely on, and about how to navigate the complexities of judging a person’s entire life. Sunday, June 11, 3 p.m. at the Old Labor Hall, 46 Granite St., Barre. Part of the Barre Historical Society’s Thomas C. Davis Public Issues Series. Free.|
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Thomas C. Davis: A Life in Vermont
Oral history recollections by a 17th generation Vermonter, the son of a former governor, and himself a life-long public servant.
Tom Davis was a political activist, public speaker, storyteller, author, and statesman. Also known as “Tom Terrific,” he was widely admired for his quick wit, humor, humility, kindness, wisdom, and generosity. Read more →
Bakery Open—Fresh Bread for You at Last!
How can bread be both fresh and historic? If you buy it directly from the… →
Rise Up Bakery gets its own Baker—Jim Haas
The historic Union Cooperative Store bakery building is now completely restored and equipped with a… →
Scott Skinner Dies — Former Board Member and Volunteer
Scott Skinner, former board member and long time Barre Historical Society volunteer died on December… →
Barre, the Socialist Labor Party Hall, and the Lawrence Strike of 1912
The Lawrence ("Bread and Roses") textile strike was one of the most important labor disputes in American history. This is the story of the part played by Barre and the Old Labor Hall in its success.
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