A Statement Regarding the Institute of Terror' Haunted Attraction

Over the past months, the Pennhurst Memorial and Preservation Alliance ('PMPA') has been asked to present an official position regarding the advertized 'Institute of Terror' planned by Mr. Randy Bates to take place on the Pennhurst State School grounds in October 2010.

PMPA is dedicated to the proposition that the triumphant yet tragic story embodied on this International Site of Conscience must be preserved to inform and inspire future generations.


posted on: 8/12/2010 12:19 PM

Greystone Preservation Bill Approved

A bill sponsored by Senator Richard J. Codey which would establish a task force to develop a preservation plan for the main building at the original Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital in Morris County was unanimously approved by the Senate State Government Committee.


posted on: 6/26/2010 7:50 AM

Photos from the Design Team Walkthru posted

In March, members of the design team for the ongoing Re-Use Design Feasibility Study being organized by the Community Design Collaborative and sponsored by the PM&PA and the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia walked thru the Pennhurst campus to assess the condition of the buildings. Despite decades of neglect, the team determined that the buildings were in overall good condition, and were good candidates for preservation.


posted on: 4/6/2010 7:10 AM

New Interactive History of Pennhurst added to site

Check out the new interactive timeline of Pennhurst history!


posted on: 2/12/2010 6:18 PM

Pennhurst's Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony on April 10, 2010

Pennhurst's Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony will be held on April 10, 2010. Register now as space is limited!


posted on: 2/9/2010 2:47 PM

Pennhurst Listed as Top 10 Endangered Properties

The Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia has listed Pennhurst among its Most Endangered Properties for 2009. The Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia has partnered with the PM&PA in obtaining a grant through the Community Design Collaborative to study re-use of the Pennhurst campus.


posted on: 2/1/2010 2:04 PM

PM&PA now on Facebook

The PM&PA now has a group on Facebook. Please join today and spread the word!


posted on: 1/17/2010 12:41 PM

Pennhurst Re-Usability Design Study has been posted

Read the Pennhurst Re-Usability Design Study


posted on: 10/29/2009 9:08 PM

What Do You Want To See At Pennhurst?

We are pleased to announce that, in partnership with the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadephia, the PM&PA has been awarded a design services grant through the American Institute of Architect's Community Design Collaborative (see With the cooperation of the property owner, the grant will be used to conduct a design charette to examine the possibilities for what, if undertaken, could very well be the most groundbreaking adaptive re-use in Pennsylvania history!


posted on: 8/10/2009 5:28 AM

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