Keystone College and Cabot Oil & Gas recently partnered to present a symposium and field tour promoting the historic Dennis Farm in Hop Bottom, Susquehanna County. The event featured presentations on the Keystone College campus exploring Dennis Farm’s historical and cultural significance, followed by a dedication and outdoor field tour at the farm. The 153-acre farm was originally settled by the family of Prince Perkins, free African Americans who emigrated to Northeastern Pennsylvania from Connecticut in 1793. Their descendants, the Perkins-Dennis family, have retained ownership of the property to the present day.
Gathering at the symposium, from left are: George Stark, Cabot Oil & Gas; Rhea Combs, Ph.D., museum curator, Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture; M. Denise Dennis, president and CEO of The Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust; Jacquelyn D. Serwer, chief curator, Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture; and David L. Coppola, Ph.D., Keystone College president.