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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


Sponsor our traveling exhibit

Host our Traveling Exhibit: The Pennhurst Story - from Tragedy to Disability Rights. A free traveling exhibition detailing the rise and fall of the infamous Pennhurst State School and Hospital

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posted on: 3/5/2016 1:42 PM


Pennhurst Photo History Book is Available

Pennhurst State School and Hospital (Images of America) by the PMPA's J. Gregory Pirmann is now available for purchase at Amazon.

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posted on: 6/3/2015 1:39 PM


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Join us on our Facebook page and get in on the conversation!

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posted on: 1/17/2015 7:48 AM


The Final Pennhurst Re-Use Design and Feasibility Study Is Released

The PM&PA was awarded a $50,000 design services grant through the American Institute of Architects' Community Design Collaborative. Thanks to the kind cooperation of property owner Richard Chakejian, the grant was used to conduct a conceptual design/feasibility study to examine what could very well may be the most groundbreaking adaptive re-use in Pennsylvania history.

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posted on: 9/27/2010 7:10 AM


A Call of Conscience - Pennhurst State School and Hospital

The PM&PA worked in conjunction with Heath Hofmeister of Electric Machine Productions to create a video that consolidates the historic significance of the Pennhurst campus with the need for appropriate preservation and rememberance. Please take a moment to watch this video.

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posted on: 9/23/2010 1:21 PM


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.

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


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