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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:

  • “The Resurrection of Victor Jara” – An Evening of Film and Music

    Victor Jara mural in Santiago, Chile - WikimediaSaturday, January 25 at 7:00 pm Buy Tickets NOW!

    The Old Labor Hall is hosting a special film event celebrating the life and music of Chilean musician and political activist Victor Jara.

    This feature-length film documents the extraordinary life and legacy of iconic Chilean singer-songwriter, Victor Jara, executed in 1973 following a right-wing military coup.

    Followed by a Q&A with writer and producer John Summa. Read more 

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History:

  • The Bakery from the Beginning to 2004

    Union Cooperative Bakery BuildingHistory of the Union Cooperative Bakery building, constructed in 1913 as an extension to the cooperative store located in the basement of the Socialist Labor Party Hall. It provided Italian and French baked goods to the community of italian granite workers in the area in the first decades of the twentieth century. Read more 

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