Designed as a self-sustaining community, the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum patients and staff worked the acres behind the Kirkbride to produce both food and fuel.
Enjoy an open-air wagon ride while learning about therapeutic labor, the process of purchasing and developing TALA's land, the Farm, coal mine, struggles to obtain water, and more. Also explored is the history of the three cemeteries of patients located along the tour route.
This tour is 70 minutes long, is weather dependant, and is offered Saturday/Sunday at 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. only. First come first serve.
Light Painting Workshop at the Asylum 4/26
The Asylum is well known for ghost tours, but it is also a great location for night photography! Only on rare occasions has the Asylum been open to photographers at night. For the the first time ever, we will be teaching a workshop to photograph the interior of the Trans Alleghany Lunatic Asylum at night. This access is unprecedented.
Light painting is a technique where the photographer uses artificial light to create a unique exposure. For more information on light painting and its history, follow this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light_painting
Registration/Check in begins at 5:30 p.m. and Class starts 6:00 p.m. event ends 12:00 a.m.
• Remote Shutter Release
• Flashlights: A Mag Light with 2 or 3 D Cells would be a good starting point. You might want to bring some smaller and larger lights also.
• Glow Sticks
• Flash with color gels
A laptop will not be necessary for this workshop.
Limit 15 people, $200.00 per person. Click here for Tickets