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

GiveBack Workshops

GiveBack Workshops at NLM are a unique way of volunteering and the perfect spark to activate your family’s sense of empathy, respect, and responsibility, the character traits that make someone a true hero of liberty. A different GiveBack Workshop is held once each month on a Saturday morning. You and your children will work together to complete a “make-and-donate” activity specifically designed by the partner organization for that month.

Check our events calendar for all the upcoming GiveBack Workshops –and the organizations with whom we are partnering.

Welcome the Stranger Exhibit

Welcome the Stranger, a one-woman exhibit of cast glass, ceramics, and mixed media by artist Micaela Amateau Amato, will be on display in our GlassAccess Gallery from March 9 - June 9, 2019. This collection of works is Amato's interpretation of modern and historic figures who rose like “superheroes” to accept seemingly impossible challenges of liberty. Shown here are cast glass sculptures of Harriet Tubman and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Learn more about this exhibit –and the Opening Event on Friday, March 8– by clicking here.

An Evening with Women in Leadership

Join us on Thursday, March 28, at 7:00pm for an evening of discussion, reflection, and discourse with a panel of female entrepreneurs, artists, and business leaders. You’ll hear their first-hand accounts of their personal journeys and collective experiences across different sectors.

Learn more and reserve your place today by clicking here.

Read and Romp

Join us with your little learner, ages 2-6, for Read & Romp, an exciting hour of imaginative storytelling, interactive games, and creative crafts in the Museum’s galleries. Read & Romps are held twice a week, on Monday and Saturday mornings. Learn about the “story of the week” and choose the day that works best for you! Snacks and Museum admission are included.

Check our events calendar for upcoming Read & Romps.

Lila Liberty's Hero Quest

Join Lila Liberty on her quest to spread acceptance and kindness by helping her collect her "Super Hero Gadgets" throughout the Museum. This self-guided experience will encourage your child to understand how qualities like empathy, integrity, responsibility, and courage define what it means to be a Hero.

Lila Liberty’s Hero Quest is available between 12-5:00pm every Saturday and Sunday. It is included in the cost of admission. Learn more.

The Foreign Policy Research Institute to host two events

The Foreign Policy Research Institute is dedicated to bringing the insights of scholarship to the foreign policy and national security challenges facing the United States. The National Liberty Museum is pleased to host their Geopolitics with Granieri Series, which features conversations with guest scholars on subjects in the news. Click here to learn about their upcoming events in February and March, 2019

Nominate a deserving teacher for our 2019 Teacher as Hero Awards

Nominations are now open for our annual Teacher as Hero Awards. This yearly recognition program, sponsored by State Farm®, honors outstanding educators in the Delaware Valley.

Click here to learn more and nominate a deserving teacher today.

The Inspiring Stories of our 2018 Awards of Valor Honorees

This annual awards program, presented by YOUR LOCAL CHEVROLET DEALERS, honors police officers, firefighters, EMTs and other emergency responders for extraordinary acts of courage, empathy, and meritorious service. The 2018 Awards Ceremony was held on September 12. Our honorees' inspiring stories are now posted on the 2018 Awards of Valor page. Check them out today!

Chevrolet supports first responders. Learn more.