Monday Night Meeting on Frances Perkins, 7:00pm 8/8/11

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In light of the recent controversy over the labor mural in Augusta, which includes Frances Perkins, and attacks on working people around the country, this talk should be especially appropriate and important. 

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I would really like to get the word out about next week’s talk on Frances Perkins. Could you please post this or forward it to any of your contacts who might be interested? Press release below & full schedule attached. Thanks!

Nearing Homestead to present Monday Night Meeting on Frances Perkins


MONDAY NIGHT MEETING – 7:00 p.m., Monday, August, 8

Frances Perkins: her life and work

Nearing Homestead at Forest Farm

372 Harborside Road, Harborside (Brooksville)

House opens at 6:30 p.m. Donations appreciated.

Information: The Good Life Center, 207-374-5386 or visit


Harborside, MaineOn Monday, August 8th at 7:00pm, The Good Life Center will present a Monday Night Meeting on the life and work of Frances Perkins, presented by Perkins’ grandson, Tomlin Coggeshall. Coggeshall will discuss Perkins’s life history, her commitment to social justice and economic security, and her association with Helen & Scott Nearing. 


Though Frances Perkins played a central part in the New Deal as FDR’s secretary of labor in the 1930’s and ‘40’s, history largely passed over her contributions until recently.  Coggeshall’s talk will explore some of the possible reasons for this, and will also provide information about the Frances Perkins Center that has been formed recently at the Perkins homestead in Newcastle, Maine to preserve her history and carry on her work.

Other upcoming Monday Night Meetings at The Good Life Center include SUSTAINABLE ART: Sustainability through Arts and Agriculture with Kevin Campbell on August 15th, and an annual Open House & Garden Tour on August 22nd.

For more information on upcoming Monday Night Meetings, people may visit The Good Life Center also offers tours of the Nearing home, gardens and grounds from 1:00pm to 4:00pm Thursday through Monday, or by appointment. People may contact Warren Berkowitz at 374-5386 for more information. 


The Nearing home will open at 6:30 on August 8th. The homestead is a half hour drive from Blue Hill. From Blue Hill village, take Routes 176, 15, and 175 through South Brooksville, turn left onto Cape Rosier and follow the signs for The Good Life Center to 372 Harborside Road.

doc iconPress Release – Tomlin Coggeshall.doc pdf iconSummer Schedule 7-12-11.pdf

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