Landmark West’s Youth Education Program

Since 1995, LANDMARK WEST! has brought architecture, neighborhood history, and historic preservation to life through our youth education program, Keeping the Past for the Future. Free of charge to NYC public schools (and a nominal fee for other schools), KPF uses lessons, walking tours, and hands-on design and building projects to raise the next generation of preservationists and community advocates.

Keeping the Past for the Future

The goal of LANDMARK WEST’s classroom-based education program is to produce proud, knowledgeable future Upper West Side neighborhood leaders and preservation advocates. KPF offers several workshop options for various class levels. These multi-visit, interdisciplinary workshops use the built environment as a lens through which to study history, language, math, and art. LW! works with the classroom teacher to adapt each program to their class’ specific needs. All programs meet the Common Core Learning Standards. We currently work with elementary grades K through 5, but curricula for upper grades is available. We serve a diverse student body reflecting the culturally, racially, and economically diverse population of the Upper West Side.

Keeping the Past for the Future is funded by private contributions and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Legislature. To inquire about having your school partner with Keeping the Past for the Future, please contact

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