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Susquehanna County Commissioners Tour Dennis Farm

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; Brian Michael Lione; Lucas Taylor and ...

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By |June 7, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Susquehanna County Commissioners Tour Dennis Farm

100 Years Ago…

    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 the wife of  Clarence Polk of ...

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By |May 24, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on 100 Years Ago…

Hope Dennis and the Institute of Race Relations, 1945

  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 the first think tank to be ...

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By |May 22, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Hope Dennis and the Institute of Race Relations, 1945

Saluting John Arnone and Lucas Taylor

  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.  Two of the most committed ...

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By |May 21, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Saluting John Arnone and Lucas Taylor

Artist Elmer Stoner, Dennis Family Friend

  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 and was a lifelong ...

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By |May 20, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Artist Elmer Stoner, Dennis Family Friend

It Begins with Each of Us

  From left, Forum Master of Ceremonies, Rev. Marshall P. H. Mitchell, Pastor, Salem Baptist Church of Abington; Panelist Alexandria Harris, Esq, Executive Director, the Andrew Goodman Foundation; and Panelist Charles Gallagher, Ph.D., Chair of the Departments of Sociology and Criminal Justice, La Salle University.     The Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust, in partnership with the Museum of the ...

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By |March 4, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on It Begins with Each of Us

Prince Perkins’ 270th Birthday Celebrated

Dear Friends, The Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust would like to thank all of you who participated in our 8th Annual Symposium, our first virtual Symposium-Webinar, 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 ...

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By |March 3, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Prince Perkins’ 270th Birthday Celebrated

AmRev360: A Family’s Revolutionary Legacy

Denise Dennis, President of the Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust, joined Dr. R. Scott Stephenson for a conversation about her rich, personal Revolutionary history; her work to preserve the historic, 153-acre Dennis Farm in the Endless Mountains of Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania; and what it means to her to have her family’s powder horn – which belonged to Gershom Prince, a Black ...

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