Welcome to The Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust

Susquehanna County Commissioners Tour Dennis Farm

100 Years Ago…

Saluting John Arnone and Lucas Taylor

Artist Elmer Stoner, Dennis Family Friend

Tour the Farm

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



9th Annual Symposium – Webinar

Join us VIRTUALLY on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 1:00PM EST for our Annual Symposium, celebrating The Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust’s 20th Anniversary and the 115th Birthday of Co-Founder, Hope Dennis (1906-2006).


Click Here to Register!

Keynote Speaker Cassandra Coleman, Executive Director of The Pennsylvania Commission for the United States Semiquincentennial (America250PA), will discuss The Dennis Farm’s role in the official celebration of our Nation’s 250th Birthday.



On Saturday, October 30, at the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, Wade P. Catts, RPA of The Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust Board will speak at the 2021 Annual Conference, “Workshops in Archaeology, Hidden Stories: Uncovering African American History Through Archaeology and Community Engagement.

In his presentation, “A Gift to the Nation,” Catts will discuss the work of DFCLT.

For the complete program and registration information (in-person or virtual), visit this link.



DFCLT will be giving a presentation at the Brooklyn (PA) Historical Society on Sunday, July 18, 2021 at the Universalist Church, Maple Avenue, in Brooklyn.



The following individuals have made contributions to DFCLT in “Loving Memory of Delcitia C. Johnson Gore,” wife of Darryl Gore, seventh-generation member of the Perkins-Dennis Family and DFCLT’s Vice President of Development.

Mrs. Gore passed away on April 21, 2021. Our condolences to Darryl and his family.

  • Marely Klaus Dowling
  • Mark David Meigs
  • Divina Frau Meigs
  • Jonathan I. Orwitz
  • Carol L. Orwitz
  • James Rutland
  • Sabrina Rutland
  • Alice Turner


About the Dennis Farm: Videos

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



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.

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

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


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