We are well on our way to acquiring Frances Perkins’ beloved Newcastle, Maine home – the Frances Perkins Homestead National Historic Landmark. With your help, this beautiful and important place will live on forever as a center for learning and discourse. Find out more about our Homestead Campaign and how you can help ensure that the saltwater farm where Perkins found respite throughout her life is preserved and shared with students of all ages.
October 30, 2018: Maine Preservation named the Frances Perkins Homestead as one of Maine’s most endangered places.
Photo by Jym St. Pierre: Homestead and guests at the 2014 National Historic Landmark designation ceremony.
The Frances Perkins Center honors the legacy of Frances Perkins by sharing her commitment to the principle that government should provide all its people with the best possible life, and by preserving the place that shaped her character. The Center convenes leaders and future leaders in public policy, labor and related fields to generate creative solutions to today’s social and economic problems and teaches students of all ages about a remarkable woman whose work continues to improve the lives of ordinary Americans.