AmRev360: A Family's Revolutionary Legacy with Denise DennisFebruary 26, 2021
How does knowing your family's history – particularly one with roots dating back to the Revolutionary era – shape your sense of self? How does a generations-long lineage including Black Revolutionary War veterans like Gershom Prince and Prince Perkins, and the surviving artifacts from their lives, remind all Americans of our shared heritage?
Denise Dennis, President & CEO of the Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust, joined the latest episode of the Museum's AmRev360 series, hosted by Museum President & CEO 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 soldier who served and died in the Revolutionary War – on loan from the Luzerne County Historical Society to display at the Museum.
Denise Dennis is the President & CEO of the Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust, which works to preserve a rare – and beautiful – historic and cultural resource in the Endless Mountains of Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. Learn more about the Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust and its mission, history, and work at thedennisfarm.org.
AmRev360 features lively conversations on the American Revolution from all angles between Stephenson and a broad slate of dynamic guests, including authors, actors, community leaders, and more.
Take a Closer Look: Gershom Prince's Powder Horn
Read more about Gershom Prince's powder horn, believed to be the only surviving powder horn of a Black solider killed in action during the Revolutionary War, from the Philadelphia Inquirer.Read More