NATIONAL LIBERTY MUSEUM’S
21st ANNUAL GALA & GLASS AUCTION
Celebrating two decades of inspiring heroes

The National Liberty Museum extends our sincere thanks to all of the generous sponsors, artists, and participants who supported our first-ever virtual Gala & Glass Auction. How people gather may have changed this year, but the generosity of our supporters was as strong and dedicated as ever. Be assured that your contributions will go a long way in supporting our education and outreach programs, which empower young people to become responsible and caring citizens.

We are also very pleased to present a portion of this year’s proceeds to the COVID-19 Relief Fund of the

Thank You to our generous 2020 Sponsors

Diamond Presenting Sponsors
Laurie Wagman/Borowsky Family Foundation
Richard and Angela Clark
Vickie and Jack Farber
Alan, Elaine, and Frank Lindy/Lindy Communities

Ruby Sponsors
Doug and Gail Tozour /Tozour Energy Systems

Emerald Sponsors
Dr. Nigel and Ms. Sofia Brown
Hon. Joyce Kean and Dr. Herbert Kean
Bernie and Jo Kelley
NJM Insurance Group
Ed and Cyma Satell
Tom and Alycia Scannapieco/
Scannapieco Development Corporation
SEI Private Wealth Management

Sapphire Sponsors
Brian Daggett and Franz Rabauer
The Haverford Trust Company
Joan P. Kahn
Sharon Karmazin, David Greene, and Dina Elkins
Lisa S. Pacell/Isdaner & Company, LLC
Arnold M. Peskin, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley

Amethyst Sponsors
Tom Caramanico
Brian and Sherry Effron
Dan and Cathy Kaufman
Drs. Arlene and Norman Silvers
Bruce and Robbi Toll

Pearl Sponsors
Dr. Sheldon and Penny Bernick
Gwen Borowsky and David Camp
Irwin and Phyllis Browarsky
Dr. Brian and Mrs. Juliet Englander
Hon. Susan and Mr. Lewis Gantman
Leon and Fran Levy
Michael and Jennifer Stein
Margaret Beth “Peggy” Sweeney
Claudia and Jay Springer
Max and Linda Zalkin

 

 

Strength & Fragility Exhibition Now Open

Our newest exhibition, Strength & Fragility: The Story of the NLM, highlights the life of the Museum’s founder Irvin J. Borowsky, and how his belief in universal equality and liberty, as well as his passion for contemporary glass art, led to the creation of the National Liberty Museum. Strength & Fragility includes engaging archival material, stunning glass artwork, and immersive soundscapes. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a magnificent 9-foot-high glass canopy by Ulla Darni, entitled “The Peace Portal.” It features a custom sound bath experience, Seeds of Love, written and produced by Philadelphia-based sound artist Luna Maye, in collaboration with composer Alfiya Glow.

You'll find complete information on here.

Exhibition focusing on freedom now in its final weeks

Philly's Freedom is an exhibition that explores what freedom means through a diverse collection of art from more than 50 Philadelphia artists. Don't miss the opportunity to embark on this inspiring journey to see freedom and liberty in a totally new way.

The exhibition closes on April 25.
Learn more and purchase your time tickets now.

Programs for Kids & Families

The NLM offers a full calendar of live and pre-recorded virtual programs for kids and their families. We invite you to join us as we explore the themes of respect, taking action and spreading liberty to all.

Upcoming Events Include:
Act Small, Think Big, a weekend featuring both a live and prerecorded program, Saturday & Sunday, April 24 and April 25

Click here
to learn more.

VIRTUAL NLM@Night

The Museum offers a wide variety of engaging digital experiences. Our Virtual NLM@Night series includes fun and informative entertainment on the subject of liberty specifically for adults.

Upcoming Events Include:
Members-Only Event: Heroes Among Us Exhibition Virtual Opening, April 9, 5pm
Cocktails with a Cause: Sustainability at Home, April 22, 2021, 5PM
How to Find Peace in Liberty: An Interactive Virtual Tour, Apr 27, 2021, 5PM

Click here to learn more.

Learn about NLM's Virtual Field Trip Programs

Looking for fun and educational virtual experiences for your students this school year? Let the National Liberty Museum’s educators bring liberty to life through tours, group discussions, games, crafts, and more that tell the amazing stories of ordinary people who did extraordinary things in the name of freedom and equality.

You'll find complete information here.

Support the Next Generation of Heroes

Each school year, we send NLM educators directly into Philadelphia’s most underserved schools to teach students critical leadership skills, such as courage, integrity, responsibility, respect, and most important, empathy. We show them that they have the power through their First Amendment Rights to use these skills to make positive changes in their school and community.

Help us continue to bring this program to as many students as possible.
Click here to donate now.

NLM Honors Outstanding Educators in the Delaware Valley and Beyond

The National Liberty Museum celebrated its 14th annual Teacher as Hero Award sponsored by State Farm® with a Virtual Awards Ceremony on Saturday, September 24. The ceremony honored 10 inspiring teachers who make a difference in the lives of their students. To mark the occasion, State Farm Representatives, National Liberty Museum leadership, friends and family gathered via Zoom to celebrate the accomplishments of these exceptional educators.

Learn their stories here.
TO NOMINATE SOMEONE FOR THE 2021 AWARDS, CLICK HERE.

Police officers, firefighters, and other emergency responders are honored

The National Liberty Museum celebrated its 15th annual Awards of Valor, presented by Your Local Chevrolet Dealers, via a virtual ceremony on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. The event included several notable keynote speakers and was attended by the honorees, their families and colleagues,

Learn more here about their impressive and inspirational stories.


NLM Honors Medical Professionals

The National Liberty Museum is proud to host its annual Healthcare Heroes Awards, presented by Teva Pharmaceuticals. This international awards program recognizes inspirational heroes in healthcare research and treatment whose accomplishments have profoundly benefited their patients, their field, and the global community.

The 2020 Awards Ceremony was held virtually on December 3.
Click here to learn about the honorees.

NLM honors 14 inspiring students from across the country

The National Liberty Museum celebrated its 20th annual TD Bank Young Heroes Awards with a Virtual Awards Ceremony on Saturday, September 12. The ceremony honored 14 inspiring students, ages 18 and younger, who identified an area where liberty was lacking and took action to make positive change in their local schools or communities.

Learn about these amazing young people here.