August 27, 2014
The Frances Perkins Center will host two tours of the Frances Perkins family homestead located on the banks of the Damariscotta River in Newcastle next month. Tours take place Sunday, Sept. 7 at 9 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m.
Come visit the home Perkins cites as her source for inspiration and renewal throughout her life including her years as the first woman Cabinet member. Tour participants will learn more about Perkins role as Secretary of Labor under FDR from 1933-1945 during which time she was credited as the principal architect of the New Deal.
Tours begin at the OceansWide parking lot at 44 Main Street, Newcastle, ME 04553. The 9 a.m. tour lasts three hours and includes the Homestead and a walk to the Damariscotta River. The 1:30 p.m. tour last 1.5 hours and includes only the Perkins home.
Tickets price are $20 for general entry and $16 for AARP members. Tickets may be purchased online at http://francesperkins.brownpapertickets.com, by calling 207-563-3374, or at our downtown Damariscotta office. Space is limited, so visitors should purchase tickets as soon as possible. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information about the center and other upcoming events can be found at www.francesperkinscenter.org.