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Feedback from Participants in PHLF’s Education Programs in 2011

It’s official: in 2011, PHLF’s education staff and docents involved more than 12,600 people in walking and bus tours, school programs, teacher workshops, presentations, and design challenges, among many other activities.

Participant comments included the following:

  •  “You have an excellent program [Downtown Dragons]. I’ve had seven years of field trips with my kids and this definitely ranked at the top. The price was great––and the bonus T-shirts for the kids were super.”
  • Best field trip ever [Downtown Dragons]! I have four kids so I’ve been on a lot of field trips.”
  • The Downtown tour strengths included “seeing the buildings in real life, finding the matches to the photo details, and learning about the preservation of Pittsburgh landmarks.”
  •  “All the docents were terrific. They related well to the different age groups and made the tour an adventure. The experience helped make our history come alive.”
  •  “The students were excited about seeing the beauty of the buildings.”
  •  “I was impressed with the beauty of the old buildings.”
  •  “A wonderful walking tour. . . . I have lived in Pittsburgh my whole life, but I clearly didn’t know how much I was missing! . . . amazed about all of the architectural history.”
  •  “Thanks for providing these [free walking] tours. It is great to really ‘see’ so much of Pittsburgh that we just walk by and don’t see, because we never look up.”
  • “The three [private group] tours and our leaders [PHLF docents] were memorable. . . . We even got a visit to the Urban Room at the William Penn. . . . We thank you and the Foundation for the fine arrangements and really superlative volunteer guides. Our friends, many of whom do not know Pittsburgh, were impressed.”
  •  “I am a Canadian visitor to Pittsburgh. . . . Thank you for arranging this [walking] tour for me. It was everything I had hoped for. I truly believe Pittsburgh is one of the best of American cities.”
  •  “The bus trip with Frick and PHLF was terrific! I always enjoy seeing two great Pittsburgh organizations work together to give their members more Pittsburgh history via lectures and bus trips.”
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Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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