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An Eighth Generation Perkins-Dennis Family Member Reflects on Opening of Smithsonian Exhibition

An Eighth Generation Perkins-Dennis Family Member Reflects on Opening of Smithsonian Exhibition By: Lonae Moore Seventeen-year-old Lonae Moore and her twin brother Lonnie IV, are direct descendants of the Perkins-Dennis Family through their father, Lonnie Moore, III and grandmother Edith Dennis Moore Stephens.   When I heard I was invited to the preview opening of Smithsonian’s National Museum of African ...

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Dennis Farm and Family Featured in Historic Smithsonian Exhibition

Photo caption: Perkins-Dennis direct descendants Denise Dennis and Darryl Gore pose next to exhibit “Early Settlers: the Perkins-Dennis Family” at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture’s preview gala of exhibition, Through the African American Lens: Selections from the Permanent Collection, on May 6, 2015. The exhibition is on view at the National Museum of American History ...

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DFCLT Recipient of PHMC Keystone Historic Preservation Grant

On June 17, 2015, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), under the leadership of Chairman, Andrew Masrich, and Executive Director, James Vaughn, announced that the DFCLT was approved for a Keystone Historic Preservation Grant in the amount of $25,000.00. The grant will help fund a historic structures report (HSR) on the Dennis farmhouse, which is required in order to ...

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Keystone College Partners with DFCLT to Host Second Annual Dennis Farm Symposium

Photo Caption: Guests gather for dedication of monument at Perkins-Dennis Cemetery at 2nd Annual Dennis Farm Symposium. “I’m fascinated at the idea of so much history…and artifacts in this land…owned by a Black family at a time when this was unheard of. To actually experience this is truly unique.” –Jesse Lucas, Cheyney University student   More than eighty guests gathered ...

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Education Mission Thriving

Photo caption: Cheyney University’s Chief of Staff, Sheilah Vance, Esq., far left, Patrice Jeppson, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dept. of Social and Behavioral Sciences, third from right, and Denise Dennis, center, pose with Cheyney students (in alphabetical order) Wyneta Burton, Samantha Hall, Jesse Lucas, Mirkyle Mitchell and Tyler Trahan at 2nd Annual Dennis Farm Symposium.   From its inception, the ...

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Monument Dedicated at Perkins-Dennis Cemetery

Photo caption: Darryl Gore, second left and Lonnie Moore III, fourth from right, of the seventh-generation and their children Hope Gore and Lonae and Lonnie Moore IV, eighth generation members of the family, unveil Perkins-Dennis Cemetery monument at dedication ceremony, October 8, 2014 as Denise Dennis looks on.   One of the highlights of the Second Annual Dennis Farm Symposium ...

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Dennis Farm Listed On National Register of Historic Places

  "The National Park Service cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.” -- NPS   In September 2014, the Historian of the National Register of Historic Places, Edson H. Beall, authorized by the Director of the National Park Service, Jonathan B. Jarvis, announced that the Dennis Farm has been listed on ...

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Penn State Student’s Independent Study: Dennis Farm

Penn State Student's Independent Study: Dennis Farm Amanda Clerkin The Pennsylvania State University 5th Year Landscape Architecture Spring 2014 In the Fall of 2013, a seminar at The Pennsylvania State University was formed for the students of Landscape Architecture. The seminar focused on the heritage and preservation of rural, more specifically agricultural, landscapes. During the semester an opportunity arose where ...

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