It's tough after a long weekend of eating, drinking, and shopping, to think about more serious things like how you can help to preserve this country's heritage and history for this and future generations. However, the Barre Historical Society needs your help to preserve the achievements and history of ordinary people and make them truly "visible".
Here are the upcoming projects: finishing the Old Labor Hall brickwork repair and bringing utilities and handicap access to the Bakery.
Can you smell the bread baking? Not quite yet, but we are getting closer. In the first two weeks of December, volunteers will be helping to build the base ready for the installation of the wood-fired oven.
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 restoration of the historic Union Cooperative Store bakery building is moving ahead at warp speed. Here is an update on the most recent grants and news about future plans, community support offers, and still unmet needs.
July 3 at 5:00 pm at the Aldrich Public Library In 1852, the day after the usual 4th of July razzmatazz and patriotic speeches celebrating the Declaration of Independence and birth of the United States, by invitation of the Rochester Anti Slavery Sewing Society, Frederick Douglass provided another more qualified view of the birth of the …
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.