Oral Histories of Barre
Your local history has been uncovered. Tucked away in our storage room, we had recorded audiotapes that featured approximately one hundred interviews conducted by Andrew Sachar from April 1976 to August 1977 for the Aldrich Public Library. Up until now, you either needed a reel-to-reel tape deck or audiocassette player in order to listen to them. One of the blessings of the library closing for COVID-19 was having the time to digitize all of these oral histories so that our local history can be preserved for all to hear.
At your fingertips are recountings and memories of Barre's past, including its diverse communities who came from Italy, Sweden, Scotland and Lebanon for new beginnings, its rich history of industry and manufacturing, devious tales from the era of prohibition, and more. Enjoy.