Our Virtual NLM@Night series offers fun, engaging, and informative entertainment for adults. These events will ask audiences to imagine liberty and the impact of everyday heroes.
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Cocktails with a Cause:
Taste of Liberty, May 6, 2021, 5pm
When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, countless workers struggled with cut hours and lay-offs, especially those in the restaurant industry. In the wake of this economic crisis, Chef Ana Caballero (pictured left) founded Proyecto Tamal, a culinary project to support Philadelphia’s community of Latino cooks by making and selling tamales across the city.
Join the National Liberty Museum for a happy hour discussion with Chef Ana Caballero to learn more about her work and how she raised $80,000 for Latino cooks and their families. During this hour long Q&A, we will discuss Proyecto Tamal’s impact, the cultural significance of the tamal, and the regional diversity of tamales that reflects the diversity of Philadelphia’s Latinx community. Teakwood Tavern will provide two unique cocktail demonstrations to accompany the conversation, and registrants are encouraged to support Latinx restaurants during Philly’s Dine Latino Week, May 5-9, 2021.
How to Find Peace in Liberty:
An Interactive Virtual Tour
May 25, 2021, 5pm
How can we find peace in an era filled with division and turmoil? In this interactive virtual tour of our newest exhibition, Strength and Fragility: The Story of the NLM, we present the history of the NLM from the vision of its founder to its ongoing work in illuminating the contemporary meaning of liberty. You’ll hear stories of people who risked everything in the name of liberty, and will learn actionable strategies for securing peace – both inside and out – while advancing liberty in your community and beyond. The program ends with a guided meditation led by sound artist Luna Maye.
Luna Maye photo by Max Grudzinski @maxgrudz
This event is $10 adults; $5 college students and members. You must register to receive a zoom link.
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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.
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Since the NLM’s founding, a major component of our work has been our series of annual awards programs honoring the everyday heroes who live among us. This exhibition celebrates teachers, students, police officers, firefighters & first-responders, and healthcare professionals who have demonstrated extraordinary courage and made a difference in the lives of others.
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