Highlights of the Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins: The Woman Behind the New Deal
Presenter: Michael Chaney
September 4, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Room 124 Eastport Hall
U Maine Augusta—Bangor
"Highlights of the Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins" is a 30-minute documentary presenting her Maine roots and early career, her contributions enacting the New Deal, her life through the letters of her solicitor general, Charles E. Wyzanski, Jr. and her programs for jobs, infrastructure and art in the New Deal. Audience discussion will follow the documentary, which is accompanied by a six-panel traveling exhibition on Frances Perkins.
Michael Chaney is the Executive Director of the Frances Perkins Center, based in Newcastle with administrative offices and a public exhibit on Main Street in Damariscotta. Chaney, a native of Alna, holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Maine-Orono and a Master’s in history from the University of Connecticut. Before returning to Maine in 2010, Chaney’s career was in non-profit management and public history in Vermont and New Hampshire, including serving as President (2001-2009) and CEO of the New Hampshire Political Library, a non-profit educational organization founded to preserve New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary. From 2010 until earlier this year, Chaney was the Executive Director of the Yarmouth Historical Society.
To Register: PVSC members please call 992-0118 and leave your name, phone number, and email address. If you’d like to bring a guest, please register their information as well. Confirmations will be emailed approximately one week prior to the event.