The 195-year-old Dennis Farmhouse, seen here underneath a temporary pole barn structure, will be renovated, restored and repurposed as a museum site that tells the unique story of the Perkins-Dennis family, free African Americans who settled the farm in Brooklyn Township, PA when George Washington was President.
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The Historic Dennis Farm of Brooklyn Township, Susquehanna County was featured on PCN (Pennsylvania Cable Network)’s “The African American Experience” on Aug. 9. The weekly 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 Denise Dennis (above), founding president & CEO of The Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust, for the Sunday evening episode, which showcased the unique story of The Dennis Farm. Originally settled in 1793, the farm property has been preserved as a cultural and historical site by eight generations of direct-descendants of the Perkins-Dennis family.
“The African American Experience” is available to stream on-demand with a PCN Select subscription and airs on cable Sunday nights at 6 pm.
The purpose of The Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust, a non-profit 501 (c)(3), is to continue to develop the more than 220-year-old, 153-acre farm into an educational and cultural site for scholars, researchers, educators, and others interested in this extraordinary history. To learn more about The Dennis Farm, visit thedennisfarm.org.