Performance at 5:00 pm followed by Bread and Puppet's famous free sourdough rye bread with aioli and the Old Labor Hall's delicious soup.
Bread & Puppet Theater returns to The Old Labor Hall with a brand new play, The Basic Bye-bye Show, a manifesto on transformation, inspired by Albrecht Dürer’s apocalyptic woodcuts, birch branches lost during an ice storm, and the daily news.
Benson Scotch explores the constitutional, political, strategic, and historical factors that have influenced the use of America’s military force in his multi-media presentation, "Who Decides About War?" His discussion focuses on the question of what constitutes "war" in the 21st century and what are the legal bases for deploying the United States' military power.
This is the inaugural event in the Barre Historical Society's Thomas C. Davis Public Issues Series.
Wednesday, September 6, 7:00 pm at Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier
The Barre Historical Society and the Kellogg-Hubbard Library are co-sponsoring a discussion and book reading led by scholar Dr. Elizabeth Minnich on the subject of her recent book The Evil of Banality: The Life and Death Importance of Thinking which draws on literature, psychology, economics, journalism, and pop culture to explore how people both perpetrate and resist genocide and other “extensive” evils.
Monday, September 4 at 4:00 pm(note time & date change)
Si Kahn will lead a participatory workshop about organizing for action in your community. This event will take place before the Labor Day singalong honoring fellow civil rights organizer the late Chet Briggs for the benefit of the Old Labor Hall. (This is the rescheduled event that was snowed out in March.)
The Barre Historical Society is sponsoring a series of events to celebrate Labor Day in the United States and to supplement our annual commemoration of international workers day on Primo Maggio (May Day). The theme of using your voice for social change will run through the three events. Two will be held at the Old Labor …
This year again, as part of the Barre Heritage Festival, the Old Labor Hall is celebrating Barre's French Canadian heritage with Soirée Sucrée 2017 in honor of the Barre Historical Society's late president Chet Briggs.
The evening is divided into three exciting components—all for one low price. ►French Dessert Competition
►French Dessert Tasting
►French-Canadian music by Va-et-Vient
Anne Feeney, self-described "unionmaid & hellraiser", will be performing songs of labor and protest for the benefit of the Old Labor Hall. We have been looking forward to hosting her at the hall for a long time. At last she is coming, along with special guest Charlie King.
The Barre Historical Society is participating in the second annual Vermont Gives statewide day of non-profit giving again this year. The proceeds will be used toward Phase 2 of the restoration of the Union Cooperative Store bakery building into a functioning educational bakery.