Archival Pennhurst Images

July 4th, 1954
July 4th, 1954
On the lawn in front of Pennhurst Admin.
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I worked at Pennhurst from '69 to '85. I do remember the beautiful grounds that the residents who were capable to be out alone were permitted to walk around. I do remember the fireworks they had for the clients and also the Circus was brought on grounds for about 3 days. They had fun!
Susan 12/5/2012
I imagine although the facility was understaffed that some staff members made sincere efforts to help the residents but so many of these pictures just seem like photo ops to get funding or donations or encourage people to dump off their relatives at that horrible place.