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NPR Maine Calling: Listen to Frances Perkins’ Lasting Impact

Listen Here Frances Perkins was the nation’s first female cabinet secretary. As FDR’s Secretary of Labor, she championed reforms that are with us to this day. We’ll learn about the recent completion of her homestead in Newcastle, hear from the new executive director of the Frances Perkins Center, as well as from the author of Unlikely

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This Labor Day, don’t forget the contributions of Frances Perkins

Newcastle, Maine: When you visit the Frances Perkins Homestead National Historic Landmark, remember the contributions of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Secretary of Labor, and the first female cabinet member. Susan Cover from Spectrum News visited the Homestead ahead of Labor Day Weekend to find out more about the woman behind the New Deal and her favorite

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Fall 2022 Newsletter
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Fall 2022 FPC Newsletter

Preservation and restoration activities are in full swing at the Frances Perkins Homestead. This National Historic Landmark in Newcastle, Maine serves as 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. We look forward to welcoming visitors in 2023.

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2022 Spring Happenings

Join us in welcoming Emma Wegner, FPC’s new Program & Education Director and other Center news and activity Spring 2022 FPC Newsletter March 2022

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City of New York to name Frances Perkins Place!

Along with the New York City Department of Transportation, Manhattan Community Board 4, Frances Perkins Center, the Perkins Family, and Hell’s Kitchen Walking Tour Historian James Kaplan, folks were invited to a street co-naming of FRANCES PERKINS PL.

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Historic Opportunity: Common Dreams

A July 14 article by Nancy J. Altman, president of Social Security Works and chair of the Strengthen Social Security coalition, writes: We must learn from the wisdom of Roosevelt, Perkins, and their allies. In a nationwide radio address during the Great Depression, Perkins stated: “We cannot be satisfied merely with makeshift arrangements which will tide us

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1772 Foundation Conservation Grant Award

The Frances Perkins Center is pleased to announce that it has received a conservation grant from The 1772 Foundation in partnership with Maine Preservation for the France Perkins Homestead National Historic Landmark. This $6,500 matching grant will assist with the Brick House ell roof repairs and preservation of the Homestead, which is scheduled to open

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