Join us August 20th at 2 P.M. for an engaging lecture by Frances Perkins Center exhibition volunteer, Cathy Freedberg on the life and influence of Frances Perkins.
Frances Perkins (1880-1965), the first woman to serve in a U.S. presidential cabinet, was Secretary of Labor (1933-1945) for the entire tenure of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Perkins was the driving force behind many of the groundbreaking New Deal programs that are still the foundation of the American social safety net — Social Security, unemployment insurance, the 40-hour work week, and the minimum wage.
Tickets are $10 for the public and free for Gables members.
The House of the Seven Gables will be hosting the traveling exhibit The Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins from August 18-September 18, 2023. To learn more, click here.