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About the Dennis Farm: Videos

Click here to watch videos about the Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust.

 


Tour the Dennis Farm

If you would like to tour the farm, please call the Dennis Farm at Keystone College, 570-945-8150.

 


ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust’s Eighth Annual Symposium will host a webinar on Friday, October 16, 2020, 1:00-2:00 pm.

 

The symposium-webinar will celebrate the 270th Birthday of Dennis Family ancestor, Prince Perkins (1750-1839), the free African American man who first purchased and founded the farm, and the 150th Anniversary of the Fifteenth Amendment.

 

The event will include a virtual tour of the Dennis Farm.  Stay tuned for more details.

 

 

The African American Experience

The Dennis Farm was featured on Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN)’s The African American Experience this past Sunday, August 9, 2020.

 

The series explores African American history in Pennsylvania through interviews with experts and tours of notable locations to reveal the African American perspective during the major events that shaped the state.

 

Host Corey Clarke interviewed Founding President & CEO Denise Dennis for Sunday’s episode of the weekly series, which showcased the long, unique history of the Dennis Farm.

 

The African American Experience is available to stream on-demand with a PCN Select subscription and airs Sunday nights at 6:00 PM.

 

 

Hidden History

Edith Dennis and her cousin Priscilla were the first two African American boarding students to attend Bloomsburg University as part of the Class of 1919.

 

Their story continues to capture the interest of many people including Eyewitness News Reporter Morgan Parrish, who recently featured Edith’s story in a special report. View the segment here.

 

Museum of the American Revolution

A beautifully carved and signed Revolutionary War powder horn taken from the lifeless body of Gershom Prince, an African American soldier and Dennis family ancestor who was killed in the Battle of Wyoming, is on exhibition at the Museum of the American Revolution for one year.  

 

The Gershom Prince powder horn is on loan to the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia for one year. Denise Dennis spoke about the power horn at a press conference and a special reception at the museum.  

 

Philly museum has the only surviving relic of its type from a slain African American colonial soldier

 

Rare powder horn illuminates little-known story of Black soldiers of the Revolutionary War


DONATE

The Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust has been selected as a recipient of the Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

The Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust will use the grant and matching funds to restore and rebuild its 195-year-old Dennis Farmhouse for 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.

In order to receive the awarded funds, The Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust is responsible for raising $1,200,000.
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!


Please join us in our mission to share the untold story of the Dennis family by making a gift to The Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust. Help us tell the rarely heard history of free African Americans from the late 18th century through the Civil War – a narrative that offers meaningful lessons for us today.

You can make your gift through our secure donation page online, or by contacting Vice President of Development Darryl Gore at dlg.thedennisfarm@gmail.com or
215-668-8965.

The Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization.


Forum Video

Click here to view a video of the February 8, 2020 Lonaé A. Moore Memorial Forum, “It Begins with Each of Us: Fostering Racial Understanding” at the Museum of the American Revolution.

 


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