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Meaningful, Relevant, Educational Programs


Youngsters set out on a Downtown walking tour

Year-round, PHLF offers a variety of educational programs that bring the Pittsburgh region’s rich history and architecture to life for people of all ages and abilities.

Through guidebooks, illustrated lectures, hands-on workshops, artifact kits, tours, poetry and art, architectural design challenges, career awareness programs, after-school enrichment, an Architecture Apprenticeship, and special events, PHLF involves more than 12,000 people each year in learning about the region’s significant architectural heritage.

In the process, participants develop a sense of hometown pride, learn to value diversity (because it’s the different styles and ages of buildings that make a city distinctive), and have the chance to imagine, inquire,investigate, explore, create, and share.

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High school students on an architectural tour of Carnegie Mellon University

“We are able to offer a full-range of meaningful, relevant educational programs because of the generous contributions we receive from many foundations and donors,” said Executive Director Louise Sturgess.

“We can do that because we have a terrific group of docents who aid our staff by volunteering more than 2,000 hours each year to lead tours and to present lectures,” she added.

A Pittsburgh Public School teacher summed up the satisfaction that many thousands of people feel after participating in one of PHLF’s award-winning educational programs: “A million thank-yous. The knowledge that my students and I acquired today will last a lifetime.”

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-471-5808  |  Fax: 412-471-1633