Author: Laura Chaney

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 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.

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.

Shining a light on Frances Perkins' legacyFinally getting her due