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 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.
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.

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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