Good Life Center Talk Aug. 8

BROOKSVILLE — The Good Life Center will present a Monday Night Meeting on the life and work of Frances Perkins on Monday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Nearing Homestead at Forest Farm.

The talk will be presented by Perkins’ grandson, Tomlin Coggeshall.

Coggeshall will discuss Perkins’ life history, her commitment to social justice and economic security and her association with Helen and Scott Nearing.

Though Frances Perkins played a central part in the New Deal as Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s secretary of labor in the 1930s and ’40s, 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.

For more information, visit or call (207) 326-8211.

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