Perkins Homestead Historic Designation Ceremony and Performance

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Perkins Homestead Historic Landmark
Designation Ceremony and Performance
On Saturday, June 13, at 11 a.m., the public is invited to
celebrate the designation of Frances Perkins’ Homestead as
a National Historic Landmark at a ceremony at the Home-
stead in Newcastle.
The ceremony will include remarks by Earle Shettlewonh,
director of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission,
and historian Roger Reed of the National Park Service. Rep-
resentatives of the Congressional delegation have also been
invited. Remarks will be followed by the unveiling of the
Landmark plaque, highlighting the site’s historical signifi-
cance as recognized by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior
and the National Park Service.
The celebration will continue witha free live perform-
ance of Madame Secretary, Frances Perkins at Lincoln The-
ater in Damariscotta at 2:30 p.m. The show is a one-hour,
one-woman play written by Ann Marie Shea, Professor
Emerita of Worcester State College, highlighting Frances
Perkins’ private and professional challenges, based on
excerpts from her book “The Roosevelt I Knew.”
Those who would like to attend either event are asked to
email or call the Frances
Perkins Center at 563-3374.