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    Name: Dennis Farms is offering tours September and October
    Date: September 15, 2017
    Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
    Event Description:
    The Dennis Farm, a historic and cultural resource located in the Endless Mountains of Susquehanna
    County, Pennsylvania, is offering tours of the Farm this September and October. Tours are available
    on September 15th  from 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm.   Tours will also be available on October  5th
    following  a symposium at Keystone College.

    Guided tours will include the Perkins-Dennis Cemetery, where family members, including  two
    veterans of the Revolutionary War, are buried; the Prince Perkins Archaeological  Site; an
    elaborate series of stone walls built during the nineteenth  century; and the farmhouse and
    complex.  The descendants of Prince Perkins and his granddaughter, Angeline Perkins Dennis,
    retained ownership of the property  into the 21st century and established the Dennis Farm
    Charitable Land Trust in 2001.

    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 153-acre Dennis Farm, originally settled by
    the family of Prince Perkins, free African Americans who emigrated  to Northeastern  Pennsylvania
    from Connecticut  in 1793 following  the American Revolution, is recognized as a site of national
    historical significance.  Pennsylvania scholars have identified the Dennis Farm as a potential
    location associated with Underground Railroad History.  The Farm also holds a plaque from the
    Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. Artifacts from the Dennis Farm and family are in the
    permanent collection  of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

    If interested in a tour of the historic Dennis Farm, please contact Lucas Taylor at 570.945.8253 or
    lucas.taylor@keystone.edu.

    The purpose of The Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust is to develop  the 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.






     
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