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Educational Outreach Programs

Sponsorship Opportunity: $2,500

Sponsor Recognition:

  • Acknowledged in media announcements and printed program materials.
  • Featured in PHLF News (3,200 circulation), in relevant PHLF e-mail blasts (20,000 circulation), and on the PHLF Web site.
  • Invited to Landmarks Heritage Society recognition event.

Your gift could support any of the following 4 programs:

  1. Building Pride/Building Character Tour for 30 school students, aboard Molly’s Trolleys:
    This full-day adventure includes tours of six sites (City-County Building; Allegheny County Courthouse; Fort Pitt Museum; Fort Pitt Block House; Duquesne Incline; Points of View Park) and a Trip Book. Teachers and students describe this as “the best field trip ever” for learning about the history and significance of Pittsburgh.
  2. Architecture Apprenticeship Program
    During five full-day sessions with PHLF, high school students interested in pursuing a career in architecture are introduced to the goals of architecture, the design process, and key concepts in urban planning and historic preservation. They also develop and present design solutions for a vacant lot in Homestead. Each fall PHLF offers this class through the Allegheny Intermediate Unit to between 20 and 30 students.
  3. Neighborhood Programs––Tour and Art Activities:
    Throughout the year, schools and community groups invite PHLF to provide neighborhood walking tours and related art activities. We charge modest fees for our services (usually $2.00 per student) and depend upon contributions to offset program costs, including art supplies and printed materials.
  4. Updating and Maintaining Educational Web Sites:
    Help us maintain and update two educational Web sites that are used by thousands of teachers and students:

    • Downtown Dragons, based on PHLF’s most popular downtown walking tour for school students;
    • www.spotlightonmainstreet.com, featuring South Side’s historic East Carson Street and PHLF’s “Save Our History” program with The History Channel.

For further information, contact PHLF’s Executive Director Louise Sturgess (louise@phlf.org; 412-471-5808, ext. 536).

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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