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Tours of Frances Perkins Center offered July 20

Brick House Garden at Frances Perkins homestead.
Frances Perkins Center
Brick House Garden at Frances Perkins homestead.
Posted July 16, 2014, at 8:16 a.m.

NEWCASTLE, Maine — The Frances Perkins Center is once again offering their popular tours of the Frances Perkins family homestead located on the banks of the Damariscotta River in Newcastle. Tours take place at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 20.

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 St., Newcastle. 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 lasts 1½ 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 the downtown Damariscotta office. Space is limited, so visitors should purchase tickets as soon as possible. Additional tours will be held on Sunday, Sept. 7.  For more information, email the Center at info@francesperkinscenter.org .

Additional information about the Center and other upcoming events can be found at www.francesperkinscenter.org.

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