Save The Date — May 13, 2015

Worcester Women’s History Project will commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Frances Perkins on May 13, 2015, at St. Michael’s-on-the-Heights Episcopal Church, 340 Burncoat Street, Worcester. Since 2009, the Episcopal Church has recognized Perkins as an Episcopal lay woman worthy of having her own feast day with prayers and music dedicated to her memory. 

Perkins, who lived in Worcester during her early years and graduated from Classical High School, was the first female Cabinet member, serving as Secretary of Labor from 1933 until 1945. She is credited with many of the accomplishments of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “New Deal” including the creation of Social Security. The late afternoon event, free and open to the public, will include musical selections, readings, and other exercises suitable for the occasion. Details are still being developed, and WWHP members and friends are advised to follow the WWHP website ( for updates on planning.

Published Date: 
February 12, 2015