Author: Chris Cash

This past summer we were pleased to announce the inaugural Betta Ehrenfeld Public Policy Forum.  It is to be an annual event hosted by the Center to highlight the principles that guided the life and work of Frances Perkins and to apply those principles to today’s economic and social problems.  The event is named in honor of Betta Ehrenfeld, whose generosity has enabled the Center to grow and thrive in its formative years.

  Visit the Newcastle home of Frances Perkins, first woman Cabinet member and FDR's Secretary of Labor. Enjoy guided tours of the 1837 Brick House and historic district with its 57 acres of fields, gardens, and trails to the Damariscotta River. Tour days are June 29, July 20 and September 7. Two tour times are available each day. The 9:00 AM tour lasts 3 hours and includes the Homestead and a walk to the Damariscotta River. The 1:30 PM tour last 1 ½ hours and includes only the Perkins home.