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UPDATE: The Bakery Window has extended its hours it is now open on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 12:30 to 6:00 pm
How can bread be both fresh and historic? If you buy it directly from the "Rise Up Bakery" window at the historic Union Cooperative Store bakery building—now restored as a modern wood fired bakery.
You can now purchase bread right from the wood fired oven.
The Barre Historical Society has had the good fortune to find an artisan baker with long and unique experience running a wood fired bakery. This month (July 2019), Jim Haas will become the first baker since Joe Piccolini closed the Bakery in the early 1940s.
Scott Skinner, former board member and long time Barre Historical Society volunteer died on December 18, 2018. For many years, he served on the Board as the Secretary, and as Chair of the Bricks and Mortar Committee, essentially the building manager, general contractor, and minder.
He brought several major and complex projects to completion, including the Fire Code compliance and the FEMA flood. mitigation project.
The first phase of the restoration of the Union Cooperative Store bakery building is nearing completion. If all goes well, on Labor Day weekend, the doors of this historic building will reopen with a grand celebration as the “Rise Up Bakery”.
Senator Bernie Sanders has generously used his worldwide popularity to highlight the international importance of the Socialist Labor Party Hall National Historic Landmark
History 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.
Brief overview of the exciting history of the Socialist Labor Party Hall National Historic Landmark, also known as the "Old Labor Hall"
The Lawrence ("Bread and Roses") textile strike was one of the most important labor disputes in American history. This is the story of the part played by Barre and the Old Labor Hall in its success.