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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.
 
The Board of the Barre Historical Society has determined that we are closing the Hall for our own events and for rentals until further notice because of the risks posed by the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Check back for reopening information or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

If you are interested in renting the Hall after we reopen, please contact our Reservations Coordinator.

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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  • Hall Closing Temporarily because of Coronavirus

    electron micoscope image of coronavirusThe Board of the Barre Historical Society has determined that we are closing the Hall for our own events and for rentals until further notice because of the risks posed by the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. We will review the situation at that time. (You can stay updated by liking our page on Facebook or following us on Twitter.) This closure will mean the loss of significant income for the Hall and we will be postponing new projects for which we do not already have commitments until we see how long this situation lasts. Please consider donating or increasing your usual donation.   

  • Bakery Open—Fresh Bread for You at Last!

    Jim Haas, resident baker in the restored BakeryHow can bread be both fresh and historic? If you buy it directly from the…

  • Rise Up Bakery gets its own Baker—Jim Haas

    Jim HaasThe historic Union Cooperative Store bakery building is now completely restored and equipped with a…

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