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School Tours, Design Challenges, Apprenticeships, and After-School Enrichment

“Our study of communities and specifically Mt. Lebanon fits perfectly with this field trip. The history and architecture is great!”
––Mt. Lebanon Second-grade Teacher, October 2014

With school in session again, PHLF staff and docents have been leading walking tours for students in grades 2 through college, in Downtown Pittsburgh, Mt. Lebanon, Castle Shannon, Oakland, the Strip District, and elsewhere. “Our tours reveal the story of the place and involve students and the adult chaperones in discovering the significance of the built environment,” said Education Coordinator Karen Cahall.

PHLF also hosted Orientation Sessions on October 13 and 16 for more than 200 students from Westmoreland County who are participating in its 19th Annual Architectural Design Challenge (set in Lawrenceville), and is involving about 20 high school students from throughout Allegheny County in an Architecture Apprenticeship program and 15 students from Pittsburgh Langley in a weekly after-school enrichment program titled “Going Places: Building Skills and Exploring Architecture.”

Below is a gallery showing all these programs.

“We are grateful to BNY Mellon Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania, the McSwigan Family Foundation, and the Alfred M. Oppenheimer Memorial Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation for contributing to our educational programs that give students the chance to safely explore their community and city, discuss how to strengthen and improve a place, and consider careers associated with community-building,” said Executive Director Louise Sturgess.

For more information about PHLF’s educational programs, please contact Karen Cahall (412-471-5808, ext. 537).

Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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