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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.
 

Hall Closing Temporarily because of Coronavirus

Because of the risks posed by the spread of Covid-19, the Hall will remain closed for our own events and for rentals until at least December 31. We will review the situation at that time. (You can stay updated by liking our page on Facebook or following us on Twitter.) If you are interested in renting the Hall after we reopen, please contact our Reservations Coordinator. Be safe!

Happenings at the Hall:

  • 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 

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