Why Preserve Pennhurst?
A Vision of the Future
A Vision of the Future: Introduction
Pennhurst's Place in History
The Pennhurst Campus
A Plan for the Future
A Purposeful Place
Facilities for Dialogue and Outreach
A Research Center and Archive on Disabilities
Ways you can help
A Site of Conscience
Share your Pennhurst Memories
Archival Pennhurst images
Contemporary Pennhurst Photography
Photos from Sept. 12th 2008 Meeting
Design Team Walkthru
Pennhurst's Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony
NBC10: Suffer The Little Children
i go home
A Call of Conscience
Abuse and Neglect
History & Legacy of the Pennhurst Order
"Southbury" - 60 MInutes
Pennhurst Drone Fly Over
Letters of Support
Disability History Resources
About the Board and Advisory Council
Join Our Mailing List
Sign The Petition!
Re-Use Design and Economic Feasibility
PMPA Honor Roll
Join us on Facebook!
Archival Pennhurst Images
Collecting Hay, 1918
Harvest Queen, 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!
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.
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