Date(s) - 06/26/2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Schooner Cove Retirement Community
Francis Perkins is acknowledged as the woman behind the New Deal, the woman who created Social Security, the minimum wage, unemployment insurance, the 40-hour work week, the limits on child labor, and the modern middle class. Learn about how this self-made woman, with roots in the humble Maine farm her ancestors had settled in the 1750’s, rose to become America’s leading advocate for industrial safety and worker’s rights and the first woman to serve as a cabinet secretary.
Michael Chaney, Executive Director, and Chris Cash, Program Director of the Frances Perkins Center will talk about the Center and its work to fulfill the legacy of Frances Perkins, in the Schooner Cove library, Schooner Cove Retirement Community, 35 Schooner Street, Damariscotta (On the LincolnHealth – Miles Campus). (207) 563-5523.
Free and open to the public.