Preservation at Pennhurst – Interview with Pennhurst Operations Manager: Part 3

Episode 75 – Originally Released April 2019

On April 13, 2019, I had the opportunity to visit Pennhurst State School and Hospital to interview the Operations Manager, Jim.

Jim and I walked the grounds for a time before sitting down to record together. During our tour Jim shared his thoughts with me about Pennhurst’s history, details about a few of the buildings we passed and his thoughts about the treatment of persons with intellectual, developmental or physical disabilities throughout our country’s history.

As you’ll hear in this episode, there is much more happening at Pennhurst than the annual Halloween attraction, Pennhurst Asylum. I appreciated the opportunity to sit down with Jim and learn about what he and the team at Pennhurst do to preserve the campus and promote education. Please join me in welcoming Jim to TwistedPhilly.

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