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
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.
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.
AUGUSTA — On Thursday, July 8, Gov. Janet Mills signed into law a bill from Sen. Chloe Maxmin, D-Nobleboro. LD 440, “An Act To Conserve the Frances Perkins Homestead National Historic Landmark,” allocates $100,000 in funding to help the Frances Perkins Center repair the structure and ensure safe entry, parking and accessibility to the site. “The Frances
Presented in Partnership with the Lincoln Theater. Film screening: July 29th 2021 @2pm and 7pm only. Click below to purchase your ticket! The New Deal For Artists Remastered (1976) with guest speaker Sarah Peskin
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
Introducing our Virtual 2021 Garden Party honorees: Heather Cox Richardson and Juana Rodriguez Vazquez! Sunday, August 15 2021. Register for free HERE. See you then!
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
The woman who helped a president change America during his first 100 days: https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2021/03/14/frances-perkins-fdr-100-days-new-deal/ Big Boss, Little Boss: https://www.marketplace.org/shows/the-uncertain-hour/big-boss-little-boss/ International Women’s Day | Notable Maine women who’ve made their mark on the world: https://www.newscentermaine.com/article/life/people/international-womens-day-notable-maine-women-whove-made-their-mark-on-the-world/97-4bfcf52b-8eb0-457e-b869-a7ad067f0285 Frances Perkins: Architect of the New Deal and Social Security: https://www.thestreet.com/video/frances-perkins-architect-of-the-new-deal-and-social-security Sen. Maxmin introduces bill to conserve
Listen Here Frances Perkins was the nation’s first female cabinet secretary. As FDR’s Secretary of
Newcastle, Maine: When you visit the Frances Perkins Homestead National Historic Landmark, remember the contributions
Newcastle, Maine: The Frances Perkins Center board of directors is very pleased to announce that