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Pittsburgh Colfax Comes to Life: Stories by Third-Grade Students

Layout 1“Right away you want to pick up the book and read it,” said Al Tannler, PHLF’s historical collections director.

“Thanks to funding support from foundations, EITC corporate donors, and our Named Fund donors,” said Executive Director Louise Sturgess, “PHLF is able to honor the work that students complete in educational programs by publishing books comprised of their writing and artwork. Out of the 60 or more student books we have published, Pittsburgh Colfax Comes to Life is one of the most appealing.”

The 120-page book, released on December 19, includes a list of the techniques PHLF uses in creating place-based educational programs, facts about Pittsburgh Colfax, and stories by 107 third-grade students who imagine being the school building.

Click here to see several pages of the book––and please come to our library on the fourth floor of The Landmarks Building to read the entire book. Only 200 copies of the book were printed and most were given to the third-grade students and Pittsburgh Public Schools.

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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