Standing in front of the monument at the Perkins-Dennis Family Cemetery: first row from left, Susquehanna County Commissioner, Judith Herschel; Susquehanna County Commissioner, Chair, Elizabeth M. Arnold; Hillori Schenker-Lione; seventh-generation Perkins-Dennis family descendants and DFCLT officers Lonnie Moore, Denise Dennis, and Darryl Gore; John Arnone; and Annie Palmer; second row, David Palmer; Richard Zick; BrianContinue reading..
One hundred years ago, in 1921, Marion A. Dennis, a fifth-generation direct descendant of the Perkins-Dennis Family, graduated from Bloomsburg State Normal School, in Bloomsburg, PA, following her sister Edith who’d graduated in 1919. Marion Dennis Polk, the daughter of Sumner Dennis (who was born on the Dennis Farm) and Mary Kinslow Dennis of Wilkes-Barre, and theContinue reading..
Hope Dennis In the 1940’s, Hope Dennis (1906-2006), co-founder of the Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust, was on the staff of Charles S. Johnson, PhD, at Fisk University’s Institute for Race Relations, in Nashville, Tennessee. Founded in 1942 and funded by the American Missionary Association and the Rosenwald Foundation, the Institute was theContinue reading..
From left to right: Lucas Taylor, DFCLT-Keystone College Liaison and DFCLT Property Manager, John V. Arnone With a 153-acre property and an educational, historical and conservation mission, the Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust could not function without a team of highly committed and hard-working individuals who have a passion for what they do.Continue reading..
Artist Elmer C. Stoner (1897-1969) in his Greenwich Village apartment. In his new book, Invisible Men, author Ken Quattro tells the stories of sixteen African American artists who were trailblazers in the comic book industry, including a Northeast Pennsylvania artist named Elmer C. Stoner (1897-1969). Stoner was born and grew up in Wilkes-Barre andContinue reading..
The Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust, in partnership with the Museum of the American Revolution, welcomed attendees from seventeen states, the District of Columbia, and Europe to the 4th Annual Lonaé A. Moore Memorial Forum, “It Begins with Each of Us: Fostering Racial Understanding.”Continue reading..
Our first VIRTUAL Symposium-Webinar took place on October 16, 2020. We had approximately 100 registrants from throughout the United States and Europe, which made it a truly national and international event. For all of you, as well as those of you who could not attend, please enjoy this video of the event.Continue reading..
Denise Dennis joined Dr. R. Scott Stephenson for a conversation about her rich, personal Revolutionary history and what it means to her to have her family’s powder horn on display at the Museum of the American Revolution.Continue reading..
At the invitation of AAGG’s President Adrienne Whaley, DFCLT President Denise Dennis was AAGG’s guest speaker on March 9, 2021.Continue reading..
DFCLT President Denise Dennis delivered the Keynote Address at the National Women in Agriculture Association’s 13th Anniversary and Black History Month virtual celebration, “Join Farm Girls in Pearls as They Serve the Ag Tea.”Continue reading..