The hauntingly beautiful Dennis Farm was originally settled by the family of Prince Perkins, free African Americans who moved to Northeastern Pennsylvania from Connecticut in 1793, and later expanded by their descendants, the Dennis family.
The mission of the Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust is to continue to develop the more than 225-year-old farm into an educational and cultural site for scholars, researchers, educators, and others interested in this extraordinary history.
“There are very few places like the Dennis Farm where we can walk for acres and acres and know that when the nation was young, free African Americans owned and worked this land – by and for themselves – and that even today it is in the stewardship of the same family. ‘The Farm’ as we call it, represents a little-known chapter in the story of the United States; and with our partners we are working to ensure that the property with its rich history and natural environment is preserved for future generations.”
– M. Denise Dennis, President & CEO, DFCLT
The Dennis Farm Needs Your Support
The Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. We appreciate all donations. Your tax-deductible gift will help us meet our goals: to restore and rebuild its 195-year-old Dennis Farm Farmhouse to repurpose as a museum that will be used as an educational and cultural site for scholars, researchers, educators, and others interested in the farm’s extraordinary history.
The Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust has been selected as a recipient of the Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH). In order to receive the awarded funding, The Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust is responsible for raising $1,200,000.
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