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Bill Bronston joins board

Dr. William Bronston, a leader in disability advocacy and former physician at Willowbrook, has joined the PMPA Board of Directors. Dr. Bronston is leading the California effort prmoting universal health care for all Americans.

posted on: 5/15/2019 9:36 AM


New Pennhurst Documentary by Jodie Alexandra Taylor

A new in depth documentary about the social, ethical, moral, and historic significance of Pennhurst is being released - Trailer is HERE.

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posted on: 2/23/2019 9:25 AM


Pennhurst Owners Win State Funding for Re-Use

Pennhurst Development won a $10 million state grant-and-loan package for long term re-use of the Pennhurst property. 2017 story HERE.

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posted on: 2/23/2019 9:15 AM


Lost in Laconia

Laconia State School and Hospital was New Hampshire's only institution. This documentary examines the social and public history of intellectual disability services in New Hampshire.

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posted on: 2/23/2019 8:40 AM


Next PMPA Board Meeting

Next meeting: April 27, 2019 at 10 AM at the PMPA office in Havertown, or by ZOOM teleconferencing. Contact edgoldman1@gmail.com for the ZOOM link.

posted on: 2/22/2019 6:30 PM


It's Time for a National Memorial & Museum

The PMPA presentation about the need for a permanent national place of memory and learning in Washington DC is HERE.

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posted on: 2/22/2019 1:41 PM


The Eugenics Crusade on PBS

The Eugenics Crusade tells the story of the unlikely - and largely unknown - movement that turned the fledgling scientific theory of heredity into a powerful instrument of social control.

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posted on: 10/17/2018 9:33 AM


Three New PMPA Board Members Added

Mel Knowlton, Elliott Simon and Karen Hayes have agreed to join the PMPA Board of Directors. Board member bios are HERE.

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posted on: 6/14/2018 3:38 PM


Philadelphia Inquirer article

A thoughtful Philadelphia Inquirer piece on the haunted attraction: 'What happened when I visited Pennhurst's Haunted Asylum'

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posted on: 10/20/2017 9:42 AM


Pennsylvania Public TV Documentary 'Going Home'

"Going Home" is the WITF Public TV sequel to "i go home" - a superb explanation of current practices and how far we still have to go - HERE.

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posted on: 8/27/2017 12:24 PM


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