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Perkins Center garden party Frances Perkins Center Board of Directors Chair Christopher Breiseth, center, with award recipients at the annual Garden Party Aug. 13. The Open Door Award was given to Lindsey Davis, left, Director of Crisis Services at the Coalition for the Homeless of...

FRANCES PERKINS CENTER PO Box 281 • Newcastle, ME 04553 • 207.563.3374 • inf0@FrancesPerkinsCenter.org • FrancesPerkinsCenter.org UPCOMING EVENTS 2014 PERKINS HOMESTEAD TOURS We continue our annual summer tours of the Newcastle Homestead of Frances Perkins. Enjoy a day with us on guided tours of the...

“The people are what matter to government, and a government should aim to give all the people under its jurisdiction the best possible life.”   Frances Perkins, FDR’s Secretary of Labor and the first woman to serve as a cabinet secretary, was the principal architect...

Board of Directors Sarah Peskin – Chair Former Chief of Planning and Legislation for the National Park Service North Atlantic region, Sarah Peskin guided the preservation and interpretation of many nationally significant historic places and managed major new facility projects from concept to operation in...

Rediscovering Government FRANCES PERKINS CENTER October 4, 2013 As a student at Mount Holyoke College, Frances Perkins was already working for change. And she never stopped. Her life was a testament to the belief that change is possible. Today, Mount Holyoke President Lynn Pasquerella continues...

https://www.boothbayregister.com/article/frances-perkins-center-honors-college-president/18365 The Frances Perkins Center will hold its fifth annual Garden Party at the Perkins Homestead in Newcastle on August 14 at 4:30 p.m. This historic property was the life-long haven of Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins, and the celebration is designed to honor her...