Located in the heart of historic Philadelphia, the National Liberty Museum is dedicated to preserving America’s heritage of freedom by encouraging people to find their own place in the story of liberty. Visitors to the Museum enjoy an inspiring and entertaining experience, as they interact with incredible stories of heroes and a collection of contemporary art.  Our core themes for young people and adults include leadership and good character; diversity and inclusion; peaceful conflict resolution; and civic engagement. Our primary art form is glass art, as it makes the point that freedom is as fragile as glass.
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2016 Awards of Valor

Now entering its eleventh year, NLM’s annual Awards of Valor program, presented by YOUR LOCAL CHEVROLET DEALERS, honors living police officers, police detectives, K-9 units, firefighters & fire police, and other emergency responders from the Greater Philadelphia Region for remarkable acts of heroism and for serving as role models in their communities. The Awards of Valor ceremony is held annually in September. Nominations are open now. read more

2016 Young Heroes Award Nominations

To "live like a hero" means accepting the responsibilities of freedom and contributing to society in ways - great and small - that strengthen our democracy for everyone. Some people understand this lesson at a young age and do remarkable things. These are the students we honor each year with our prestigious TD Bank Young Heroes Award. Nominations are now open. read more

NLM will be a featured attraction for PoliticalFest

The National Liberty Museum was selected as one of seven Center City sites which will be featured attractions as part of PoliticalFest, a family-friendly festival covering politics and American history held in conjunction with the 2016 Democratic National Convention. read more

SAVE THE DATE: Sept. 24, 2016

This year's Glass Auction Gala will take place in the Grand Ballroom of the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Please join us as we honor Dr. Arlene Silvers, our 2016 Hero of Liberty, in recognition of her lifetime of contributions to the contemporary glass art movement and passionate support of our Museum's work. All proceeds benefit the Museum’s character education programs for youth. read more

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