Diversity & Inclusion

Inspiring * Experiential * Customizable
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION THROUGH THE LENS OF LIBERTY

Held in an experiential setting showcasing heroes of liberty from all walks of life, the National Liberty Museum’s Diversity & Inclusion programs empower participants to advance their cultural competency, making the experience of learning both engaging and personally relevant. Participants leave inspired and ready to contribute new awareness and tools to foster an inclusive, thriving workplace.

Rent our beautiful and evocative meeting spaces and galleries, supplement your programming with customized tours and museum learning experiences, or schedule Diversity & Inclusion workshops powered by the National Liberty Museum’s proprietary curriculum. Whether you’re looking to build cultural understanding, camaraderie, or train your team, our professional educators will work with you to develop an individualized program to advance your goals. Food and/or cocktails can be arranged with our list of preferred caterers, who will work within your budget.

“Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.” – Stephen Covey

National Liberty Museum Diversity and Inclusion program

Why Hold a Diversity & Inclusion Meeting at NLM?

  1. Meaningful Meeting Spaces

    Day, Evening, and Weekend Times Available

    With expansive galleries and adjacent meeting and event spaces, relevant and thought-provoking exhibits, inspiring works of contemporary art, and stories of more than 2,000 diverse heroes, the National Liberty Museum is an ideal setting for:

    • Diversity committee meetings, special events, and other gatherings.
    • Women’s, minority, disability, LGBT, and other affinity and networking groups.
    • Talent development programs and recruitment events.
  2. An Ideal Classroom
    • D&I workshops and training are supported by experiential exhibits and customized tours.
    • Museum exhibits include lessons on race, ethnicity, gender, disabilities, sexual orientation, and religious freedom.
  3. Customizable Programs

    The National Liberty Museum’s Diversity & Inclusion training program and curriculum can be customized to meet the needs of your organization. Select from:

    • Stimulating ice-breakers.
    • Thought-provoking tours and museum learning experiences customized to meet your educational and professional development objectives.
    • Half-day Diversity & Inclusion workshop: includes facilitated icebreaker exercise; single Diversity & Inclusion module; training materials; and museum tour.
    • Full-day Diversity & Inclusion workshop: includes facilitated icebreaker exercise; two Diversity & Inclusion modules; training materials; and museum tour.
    • Augment your existing, in-house Diversity & Inclusion training, programs, and events at the National Liberty Museum. Together, we’ll build a corporate culture that fosters diversity and inclusion throughout Pennsylvania and around the world.
  4. Proprietary Curriculum

    The National Liberty Museum’s proprietary curriculum reflects the most current practices and research in diversity and inclusion issues–such as cultural awareness and sensitivity, unconscious bias, and inclusiveness in the workplace–supported by best practices of adult learning principles. Museum educators and workshop facilitators are well-versed in issues of diversity and inclusion based on countless historic and contemporary contexts and subject matters.

  5. Measurable Results

    Surveys are administered to all participants at the end of every National Liberty Museum’s Diversity & Inclusion training program and a follow-up online survey two weeks after the engagement. Through the National Liberty Museum’s Diversity & Inclusion training, participants will be in a position to apply what they learned in the workplace and communicate and act in a more inclusive manner. All Diversity & Inclusion training participants will:

    • Have increased knowledge and awareness of how diversity and inclusiveness impact the workplace.
    • Have increased knowledge and awareness of how their own behaviors and the behaviors of others contribute to or detract from an inclusive workplace.

Learn more about scheduling a Diversity & Inclusion event at the National Liberty Museum.
Contact us:  Diversity@libertymuseum.org • 215-925-2800 x103

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Ray Didinger and Glen Macnow

Join us on Tuesday evening, July 18, when Ray and Glen present the greatest sports movie clips of all time, focusing on the theme of “overcoming adversity.” Special guests include St. Joe’s Hawks Head Basketball Coach Phil Martelli; Flyers Great Brian Propp; and Voice of the Eagles & Philadelphia Legend Merrill Reese. Food, craft beer, spirits, and a live auction of sports memorabilia. Learn more and buy your tickets here.

Pride Month at NLM

During Pride Month (June 1-30, 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. Click here to learn more.

TD Bank Young Heroes Awards... Nominate someone today!

Each year, we look for young people who have championed liberty through civic engagement, resolving conflicts respectfully, promoting diversity, and demonstrating leadership in their school or community. Nominations for our 2017 TD Bank Young Heroes Award have been extended to July 7. Learn more and submit your nomination today!

Transparency,
An LGBT+ Glass Art Exhibition

Opened on Friday, June 2 to coincide with “LGBT Pride Month,” this is the nation’s FIRST museum exhibit of studio glass works produced exclusively by artists of the LGBT+ community. It showcases the diverse subjects, methods, and styles explored by these artists. The work shown here by Pearl Dick is among dozens of works on display. Click here to learn more.

NLM's 2017 Glass Auction & Gala

This year’s GLASS AUCTION & GALA will be held Saturday evening, October 7 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, 201 N 17th St, Philadelphia, PA. An outstanding collection of art is being assembled. Sponsorships are available. Our 2017 "Heroes of Liberty" are Stephen & Sandy Sheller. The artist honoree is Pearl Dick from Chicago. Click here for more information.

NLM Travel is headed to Wisconsin

Join the NLM on an arts-filled tour of parts of Wisconsin, Sept. 6-11, 2017. From Milwaukee’s art museums, to private collections, to a stop in beautiful Door County, which juts directly into Lake Michigan, you’ll follow host Arlene Silvers for a one-of-a-kind experience. Click here for more information.