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
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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
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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
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Re-Use Design and Economic Feasibility
PMPA Honor Roll
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Archival Pennhurst Images
Harvest Queen, 1954
Female Colony, 1940s
Pennhurst May Queen
Pennhurst's May Queen and her court, circa 1954
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Cindy S Lamont
To many people don't understand .. If you never worked at one of the facilities . the staff are very caring . place yourself in a ward of 60 plus children or adults with the brain of a 3yr old . trying to keep them clean fed and dressed ,you no sooner get one dressed and the next one is naked.
i would not think it was a photo ops as some are saying it was not always a bad place this was taken in 1954
This is just another photo op. Just watch the clip on the reporting that was done .Read the books that have come out. And not only here did these things happen ,but all over the country.
Is this the same school that had naked children running around with missing teeth and feces on thier bodies, or is this just a photo op? Seems public relations was alive and well in the '50's too-- keeps the money rolling in, anyway. Very sad.
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