14 May June 29, July 20, Sept. 7: Frances Perkins Homestead Tours
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. Transportation from downtown Damariscotta provided by the Frances Perkins Center. Sturdy walking shoes and a hat are recommended. Bottled water and light refreshments will be provided. Tours will be led by Frances Perkins Center Board members, and Perkins’ grandson, Tomlin Perkins Coggeshall. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.