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

Big Ideas for Little Learners: Exploring friendship through storytelling

Join us with your family, on Saturday, June 9 at 11am, for an engaging exploration of friendship, acceptance, respect, and kindness. Using puppets, props, and lots of imagination, author and illustrator Staci Schwartz will lead an interactive reading of her book, The New Bear on the Block. Your family will receive their very own signed copy of the book, along with a special Hide-and-Seek Adventure Map of the National Liberty Museum personally designed by Staci. Learn more.

Sound + Vision Exhibition on Display April 6 - June 10

Sound + Vision explores the influence of music on contemporary glass art and the inextricable connection between music and visual arts. Featuring the works of 29 artists and collaborative teams, Sound + Vision showcases figurative representations of instruments, experimental glass instruments, and multimedia sculptural works inspired by both musical experiences and legends. Learn more.

Learn about our exciting Closing Event for this exhibit.

Shown: Violin by Etai Rahmil. Photo by Steven Toney.

"Pay What You Wish" and Special Activities on Memorial Day

Honor, explore, and be inspired this Memorial Day. At the National Liberty Museum you’ll discover stories of both military heroes and ordinary citizens who contributed to preserving our country’s liberty. There are special activities for adults and children throughout the day, including military trivia and a creative kids' workshop. All activities are included with your "Pay What You Wish" admission. Learn more.

Art Workshops for Kids in May and June

Join us on various weekend days in May and June when we will be offering art workshops for kids in conjunction with our Sound + Vision Exhibit. Workshops are free with Museum admission. Preregistration is required. Check our Event Calendar for details.

Lecture by the Foreign Policy Research Institute

In our next session, on Wednesday, June 6, our guest is Sheri E. Berman, professor of political science at Barnard College. Berman’s main interests are European politics and political history, democracy and democratization, globalization, and the history of the left. Her two books have examined the role played by social democracy in determining political outcomes in 20th-century Europe. Learn more and register day.

Young Heroes Award

This annual awards program, sponsored by TD Bank, recognizes young people who have taken leadership roles in their schools or communities to bring about positive social change. Each year we look for young people who have engaged in civic activities, promoted respectful resolutions to conflict, advocated for diversity, and much more. Nominations for 2018 are now open. Learn more and nominate a deserving young person 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. Nominations for 2018 are now open. Learn more