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How have I missed this!

I have wanted to visit the Frances Perkins House for a few yeas but finally was able to do so... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2017
NWRob
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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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Frances WHO? OH!

OK, so I am embarrassed to admit that despite being a lifelong feminist, having marched in DC, done... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2017
NHLeen
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Monroe, NH
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170A Main St, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4670
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Reviewed July 29, 2018

The Frances Perkins Center, a tiny homage to the first woman Cabinet Secretary in the US, is discreetly located on Main Street in the sweet town of Damariscotta, near the home of Perkins' grandparents in New Castle where she summered as a child. I say...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

I have wanted to visit the Frances Perkins House for a few yeas but finally was able to do so yesterday. This place is just such a treasure! The house is only open to visitors three days a year and it is well worth planning...More

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Reviewed August 8, 2017

OK, so I am embarrassed to admit that despite being a lifelong feminist, having marched in DC, done clinic defense, etc, etc, I had never heard of Frances Perkins. What a mistake! This is a one-room overview of this remarkable woman's life and accomplishments, and...More

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Reviewed August 17, 2016

If you are interested in women's rights and history, then this little one room museum is for you. I learned so many things about this incredible woman. She was the first woman to serve as a Cabinet Secretary, and was the Secretary of Labor under...More

3  Thank EmEs
Reviewed July 21, 2015

I came away with big new feeling about the life's work of Frances Perkins. Chris Cash is knowledgeable and so helpful in suggesting books about Frances Perkins' greatest contributions--i.e., Social Security and Unemployment Insurance. I am so glad I visited, and you will be also.

4  Thank Carol D
Reviewed August 24, 2013

Small but extremely informative exhibit all about the life and impact of Frances Perkins. The docent we had was excellent and really motivated to get the meaning of Perkin's contributions to our country across, I love a small drop-in museum with a purpose/focus, and this...More

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