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
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!
Deinstitutionalization: what the research shows
This document identifies and summarizes the results of research studies around the nation regarding the outcomes of deinstitutionalization for people with developmental disabilities. PMPA co-president James Conroy was involved in many of the studies listed in this article.
Rooted in Rights
Rooted in Rights is a multi-channel platform for people with disabilities, self-advocates and their friends, families and allies. We tell the stories of the continuing fight for equal rights for people with disabilities, locally and internationally.
Preserve Greystone is a New Jersey-based organization dedicated to protecting the open space and historic buildings on the former Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital property.
The Richardson Olmsted Complex rehabilitation Plan
Preserving the H.H. Richardson buildings, creating an Architecture and Visitor Center and reviving the Olmsted landscape of the original Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane.
The mission of this site is to archive both historical and current information on asylums across the United States and around the world.
A website dedicated to the history and preservation of public mental institutions across the United States.
A Brief History of the Treatment of the Mentally Ill, Mentally Retarded and Physically Disabled in Pennsylvania
Lost in a Desert World
The true life story of a former Pennhurst Resident
Permanently Disabled Online Support Group
A friendly, personable site offering support for the permanently disabled and family
The National Trust for Historic Preservation
The American Eugenics Archive
The State Boys Rebellion
The inspiring true story of American Eugenics and the men who overcame it.
section devoted to photography
The Williamsburg Public Hospital
The first public building in North America Devoted to treatment of the mentally ill; first patient admitted October 12, 1773
El Peecho's Pennhurst Information Page
Possibly the greatest online collection of all-things Pennhurst
Speaking for Ourselves
" - Article about former Pennhurst residents (.JPG format -
- An innovative grassroots project that has turned an abandoned church in an at-risk neighborhood into a community space for events, arts education, creativity, and job skills training. The restoration was completed by volunteers as a means of learning construction and restoration skills useful in finding good paying jobs. Consider the opportunity for Pennhurst to do similar things for people in our community.
done by Joe Szimhart and Pennhurst residents.
International Coalition of Sites of Conscience
. The International Coalition of Sites of Conscience is a worldwide network of “Sites of Conscience” – historic sites specifically dedicated to remembering past struggles for justice and addressing their contemporary legacies.
"It's Our Story"
- "It's Our Story" is a national effort to make accessible the history of the disability community.
Informational Articles About Preservation
Preservation: the Ultimate Recycling
- Preservation is key to a strong local economy and clean environment. Read more in Jay Fulkerson's article.
Economics of Historic Preservation: "Sustainabillity and Historic Preservation
- Article by Donovan Rypkema.
- Excellent examples of reusability.
Concord State Hospital
- Documenting the $80.5 million dollar preservation effort for the former State Hospital
Dollars and Historical Sense
- Article regarding the pros and cons of preservation.
Jean Searle, James Conroy and J. Gregory Pirmann of The Pennhurst Memorial and Preservation Alliance are interviewed by Dr. Nathaniel Williams for his
Navigating Your Life
podcast at WebTalkRadio.com. Discussion covers Pennhurst history, its legacy, the future of the property and goals of the Preservation Alliance.
Listen to the podcast
. Recorded live April 8, 2009.
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