Pride Month Activities, June 1 - June 30, 2017

During Pride Month 2017, we are celebrating heroes in the LGBTQ+ community through highlighted exhibits and special events all month long. When you visit NLM, you’ll learn the stories of those who pushed for progress while helping to support programming that preserves freedom and equality for generations to come.

 

Pride Month Events & Exhibits:

Transparency: An LGBTQ+ Glass Art Exhibit
On display from June 2 – August 6
The National Liberty Museum hosts the nation’s first museum exhibit of studio glass works produced exclusively by artists of the LGBTQ+ community. This is a celebration of identity and freedom that will showcase the diverse subjects, methods, and styles explored by these glass artists.

 

Opening Reception of Transparency
Friday, June 9 from 5:30-9:00pm

NLM is proud to partner with the Human Rights Campaign for the Opening Reception of Transparency. Meet some of the artists, view the gallery, enjoy free refreshments, and a glass art raffle. Representatives from the HRC will be in attendance to discuss their organization and mission. The Opening Reception is free, but a $10 donation is suggested to support NLM’s public programming. Learn more and RSVP for the Opening Reception.

 


 

Indie Lens FREE film screening : Real Boy by Shaleece Haas
Thursday, June 8

“Real Boy ” by Shaleece Haas is the coming-of-age story of Bennett Wallace Gwizdalski, a charismatic 19-year-old with dreams of musical stardom. The film follows Bennett through the first two years of his gender transition from female to male as he grapples with newfound sobriety, struggles to repair a strained relationship with his mother, and seeks support and mentorship from his musical hero, the transgender folk singer Joe Stevens. Learn more and RSVP.


 

Pride at Work: Celebrating LGBTQ+ Heroes
All month long!

Celebrate some of the activists and pioneers of the LGBTQ+ community who fought for equality and showed the world what it meant to #LiveLikeAHero. You’ll learn about the work of heroes like Harvey Milk, Bayard Rustin, Dan Savage, Laverne Cox, Sally Ride, and many more. On display at NLM all month long as part of the Voyage to Liberty gallery.

 

 

Visit NLM on Presidents' Day

At NLM we explore how world leaders, fifth graders, and everyone in between has the power to Live Like a Hero! Join us this Presidents' Day Weekend to learn how our nation’s leaders have shaped the past, present, and future of freedom. Through our exhibits and interactive activities, you’ll explore pivotal points in history while discovering your place in the story of liberty. Learn more.

Now accepting nominations for our 2018 Teacher as Hero Awards

This yearly recognition program, sponsored by State Farm®, honors outstanding educators in the Delaware Valley. The public is invited to submit nominations. The winners are announced in March and receive their awards at a ceremony in early May. Learn more and nominate someone today

Awards of Valor

This annual awards program, presented by YOUR LOCAL CHEVROLET DEALERS, honors police officers, firefighters, and other emergency responders for extraordinary acts of courage, empathy, and meritorious service. Learn more

Lecture by the Foreign Policy Research Institute

In the next session of our ongoing lecture series by FPRI, our guest is Samuel Helfont, a Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Program on the Middle East. He will discuss his new book, Compulsion in Religion: Saddam Hussein, Islam, and the Roots of Insurgencies, which investigates the religious insurgencies which erupted in Iraq following the American-led invasion in 2003. This lecture will be held on April 11 at 6:30pm. Learn more and register day.