Preserving History, Cultivating Community

Help us save the extraordinary legacy of Cresson Sanatorium and Prison! The clock is ticking, and the very existence of this historic site, which has been a vital part of our community for generations, is under imminent threat. We must act now to preserve the stories of resilience, redemption, and the unwavering human spirit that Cresson embodies.

The Landlord of the property has received a higher offer and is trying to nullify their lease and purchase agreements with the owners of Big House Produce who operate the Cresson Sanatorium and Prison. The Landlord is seeking to evict Big House Produce from operating the Cresson Sanatorium and Prison before we can acquire the site in order to take the higher offer. The Landlord intends to sell the property to a group that is not interested in the site’s history or preservation. The fate of this treasured location hangs in the balance.

Cresson's unique tales, filled with triumph and endurance, must not fade into oblivion. It is cherished by countless members of our communities and draws visitors from far and wide. 

Our case remains with the Superior Court, and until our appeal is heard we will continue our fight, and ask your support in funding this mission. Join us now to safeguard the legacy of Cresson Sanatorium and Prison. Your support, no matter the amount, will have a profound impact on preserving the past and shaping the future.

For all that have visited us, you know the first rule of exploring: Don't close doors! Help us keep the doors open so this invaluable piece of history remains intact and accessible for generations to come. 

Preserve the Past. Shape the Future. #WeAreCresson #DontCloseDoors

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Lauren Freeman
Raised $1,825 from 45 donations
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Al Becker
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Lindsey Rogers
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Raymond Staten
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Mark Sierens
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