Perkins Homestead National Historic Designation Ceremony

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Perkins Homestead National Historic designation ceremony
On Saturday, June 13 at 11 a.m.,
the public is invited to celebrate the
designation of the Frances Perkins
Homestead as a National Historic
Landmark at a ceremony at the
homestead in Newcastle.
by Earle Shettleworth, director of
the Maine Historic Preservation
Commission; historian Roger Reed,
of the National Park Service; and
possibly representatives of the
congressional delegation, who have
Remarks will be followed by
the unveiling of the landmark
plaque that will grace the
property, highlighting its historical
significance as recognized by the
The Frances Perkins Homestead in Newcastle will be designated as a National Historic Landmark during
U.S. secretary of the interior and a ceremony June 13.
the National Park Service.
The celebration will continue
with a free live performance of
“Madame Secretary, Frances
Perkins” at Lincoln Theater in
Damariscotta at 2:30 p.m. The
show is a one-hour, one-woman
play written by Ann Marie Shea,
professor emerita at Worcester
State College, highlighting Perkins’
private and professional challenges
based on excerpts from her book,
“The Roosevelt I Knew.”
To attend either event, RSVP to
or call the Frances Perkins Center
at 563-3374.