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This is the website of the Barre Historical Society, owner of the Socialist Labor Party Hall National Historic Landmark, known as the “The Old Labor Hall”. Here you can find information about the history of the the Hall, about renting the Hall for your event, and about how you can help the Barre Historical Society preserve the Hall and the Union Cooperative Store bakery building.

Happenings at the Hall:

  • Inaugural Baking Workshop: Foccacia with Randy George

    Randy George and focaccia

    Sunday, July 7, 2019 1:00 to 5:00 pm 
    Rise Up Bakery, 48 Granite St, Barre, VT Reserve a space NOW!

    The historic Union Cooperative Store bakery building, lovingly restored as the Rise Up Bakery, is hosting its inaugural baking workshop. This is your opportunity to learn to bake the classic Italian focaccia in a genuine wood-fired oven.

    The workshop will be led by Randy George, founder of central Vermont's Red Hen Bakery.

    The cost for the workshop is $75 per person and only 12 spaces are available. Read more 

  • Inner Fire District Concert

    Picture of the Inner Fire District BandMonday, July 15 at 7:00 pm  Buy Ticket NOW!

    Inner Fire District was founded in Burlington, Vermont in 2006. The band performs a genre-defying music combining Yiddish and Balkan folk, intricate original compositions, old revolutionary songs, and whatever else tickles their fancy.

    Since the band members are currently scattered around Vermont, Louisiana, New York, and Pennsylvania, we are honored that they have chosen the Hall for one of their occasional reunion appearances. Read more 

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