Judy McMahon will portray– Frances Perkins at The Phelps Mansion Museum on March 12th
Frances Perkins was appointed as Secretary of Labor by Franklin Roosevelt in 1933. She held this position for twelve years, longer than any other Secretary of Labor. She became the first woman to hold a cabinet position in the United States and thus, the first woman to enter the presidential line of succession. With few exceptions President Roosevelt supported the goals and programs of Secretary Perkins.
As Secretary of Labor, Perkins played a key role in the cabinet by writing New Deal legislation, including minimum –wage laws and drafted the Social Security act of 1935.
Judy McMahon is co-founder of Southern Tier Actors Read, (S.T.A.R ) and host of the library program-“The Hungary Ear”. She has appeared on many local stages, such as The Cider Mill, the Hangar, Know Theater, Fire House Stage and Chenango River Theater.
The lunch starts 12 PM. The program at 1 PM
Lunch and Program–$20 Program only $5
Lunch Reservations are necessary by calling the Phelps museum by 4 PM March 9th
The next program will be April 9th– Antique Dealer Bob Connelly – What is an Appraisal Guests are invited to bring one item to be appraised.