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Partner Event: “Partners in Place,” honoring Steven Hufnagel at the Perkins Homestead
June 26, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
The Frances Perkins Center will honor Coastal Rivers Executive Director Steven Hufnagel at 4:00 PM on June 26th at the Frances Perkins Homestead National Historic Landmark in Newcastle. This special event recognizes the importance of the partnership between Coastal Rivers and the Frances Perkins Center to preserve the Perkins Family Homestead so future generations may learn from the legacy of Frances Perkins.
Coastal Rivers holds and monitors a conservation easement over much of the 57-acre Perkins Homestead, ensuring that its natural and cultural resources are protected. In his capacity as lands stewardship and executive director of the DRA, and now of the Coastal Rivers, Steven has played a quiet but essential role in caring for this nationally significant property for the past decade, and continues to advocate for its preservation as a community resource.
Speaking at the event will be Greg Paxton, executive director of Maine Preservation, also a valued partner working with the Frances Perkins Center to protect the Perkins Homestead, which is named this year on his organization’s Maine’s Most Endangered Historic Places List. He will speak to the importance of preserving notable historic sites.
The awards ceremony will include tours of the property. Attendees will receive information about preservation and future use plans for the Perkins Homestead site, which will include expanded public use once safe access and visitor amenities are in place. Light refreshments will be served.
The event is free to attend. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required.
Parking is at Lincoln Academy, 81 Academy Hill, Newcastle (across from the gymnasium) and trolley transportation will be provided to the Homestead.
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