hONORING AND PRESERVING THE LEGACY of the woman behind the new deal

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The Frances Perkins Homestead, a fifty-seven-acre National Historic Landmark, a saltwater farm in the nation’s northeast corner, is a tangible reminder that America is intended to be a vast homestead for all its people, a lively household for one and all, and that concern for the common good should govern our life together. Reflecting on Frances Perkins’ commitment to the principle that “government should provide all its people with the best possible life,” we believe that her Homestead and our idea of the nation as “homestead for all” can help us bolster important American values where the strength of our nation resides in its diversity.

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April 2024 FPC E-Newsletter

To appreciate thoroughly the life and
accomplishments of Frances Perkins, a great agent
of social change who served as Secretary of Labor
throughout FDR’s tenure, requires recognizing


Fall 2023 FPC Newsletter

Passing the torch. Michael Chaney Ends a Decade as Executive Director, 2014–2023, FPC Welcomes Giovanna Gray Lockhart as Executive Director, July 2023.


How Can You Help?

Explore the many ways you can support the Frances Perkins Center.

Our self guided exhibit on the Life & Legacy of Frances Perkins opens June 15 in the Homestead Barn!

The Brick House tour will not be available this summer due to on-going construction efforts.

Thank you for understanding. We look forward to seeing you soon.