History and Architecture

Park Avenue Armory is one of America’s finest landmarks, combining a rich social and military history with an extraordinary ensemble of 19th century period rooms.  The history, architecture and preservation of the Armory provide exciting opportunities for classroom curriculum connections.  Built on these curriculum connections, Park Avenue Armory enjoys a rich partnership with Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design (WHSAD) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  WHSAD is a 9-12 college preparatory school whose mission is to provide its students with a quality education that is geared toward future training in the preservation trades and related professions such as architecture, conservation, engineering, and city planning. WHSAD is the only school in the country with a Historic Preservation program.

To learn more about Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design’s website, click here.