Educational Programming

Inspired by the Museum’s home in historic Old City Philadelphia, just down the street from Constitution Hall and the Liberty Bell, our educational programming seeks to understand the roles people play in creating and sustaining liberty. You’ll learn how liberty works, what happens when it doesn’t, and explore your part in the story of liberty.

Liberty education presents a set of ideas and skills at the intersection of civics education and character education. It entails thinking critically about such topics as diversity, inclusion, identity, conflict resolution, communication, rights and responsibilities, social change, community outreach, advocacy, and character strengths.

Across all programs, when engaging with our curriculum, learners of all ages consider how their everyday actions enhance or detract from their own liberty, and the liberty of others. They discover the personal and social power of character strengths they already possess. They become empowered to make the changes they want to see in their communities and in the world.

Use the links below to learn about our array of educational tours and programs.

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.