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    Save the Date May 9 - Presentation before the Senior College at USM Lewiston-Auburn. May 11 - FP Icon Blessing at St. Andrews Church, Newcastle, ME. May 13 - FP Feast Day at the Parish of St. Monica and St. James in Washington, DC. June 29 - Perkins Homestead...

  In the News Please click on the links to read more: David Brooks talks about Frances Perkins at Mount Holyoke The Gap to raise minimum hourly wage (NYTimes) Chained CPI is out of the Obama Budget (HuffPo) Sen. Bernie Sanders urges not to make cuts Even with Social Security, elderly poverty...

MEET OUR NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The Frances Perkins Center is pleased to introduce you to Michael P. Chaney, our new Executive Director. Michael will begin his duties on April 1, 2014, and is looking forward to meeting all of you. A native of nearby Alna, Maine, Michael earned a B.A. in History...

  A Special Message from our Board Chair Dear Friends and Supporters, Frances Perkins was born Fannie Coralie Perkins in Boston in 1880, but her roots were firmly at the family farm here in Newcastle, Maine.  Through stories passed down through her great-grandmother Thankful Otis, Fanny (as she...

  This month in history The NBC Radio Network program "America's Town Meeting of the Air" was an early form of electronic "townhall" democracy. In this broadcast from December 1935, Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins is defending and explaining the recently passed Social Security Act, while journalist...

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