Author: Laura Chaney

From The New York Times: 7.7 Million Young People Are Unemployed. We Need a New ‘Tree Army.’ The Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps helped build America at a time of national crisis. Let’s do it again. Opinion By Collin O’Mara Mr. O’Mara is the president and C.E.O. of the National Wildlife...

CONVERSION TO THE WORLD A sermon by the Rev. Charles Hoffacker John 4:5-42 The woman who encounters Jesus at the well ends up converted. She sees everything differently than she did before. Moreover, she contributes to the conversion of many of her neighbors in Sycar. They come to see everything differently than they...

The Living New Deal, a partner organization of the Frances Perkins Center, presents The Fireside newsletter that we are delighted to share with you. FDR’s Fireside Chats were a staple of his presidency. During these evening radio addresses, Roosevelt calmly reassured a fearful America; explained...

Should America Consider Restarting the Civilian Conservation Corps in Response to the Economic Crash? By AppalachianMagazine - April 3, 2020 Photo: CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) workers, 1935. Contributor Names: Mydans, Carl, photographer, United States. Resettlement Administration. Roughly four months ago, the world entered into a new decade and for many...

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. Watch for website updates or email info@FrancesPerkinsCenter.org for information about 2020 tour dates. Two tour options are available: A 3-hour includes the Homestead and a walk to the Damariscotta River.  A 1 ½-hour tour includes the Homestead without the River walk.