Virtual NLM@Night – Where Liberty Lets Loose

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.

Learn about family programs here.

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MAY EVENTS

 

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.

This event is pay as you wish. Participants must register to receive Zoom link and cocktail recipes.
Register for the May 6 Cocktails with a Cause


 

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.

Register for How to Find Peace In Liberty on May 25


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Strength & Fragility Exhibition Now Open

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 here.

Art that acts as Social Commentary

The Graphic Content exhibition features graphic-centered artworks that take inspiration from counterculture tradition and give voice to those outside the mainstream. It features works that embody the artists' personal reflections on the current social and political climate.

The exhibition is on view through November 7, 2021
Learn more and purchase your Museum tickets now.

The artform of cartooning celebrates diversity, liberty, and inclusion

As a companion piece to the Graphic Content Exhibition, the NLM has brought back select pieces from Caretoons, a popular annual exhibition/competition that ran from 2005-2010. Through drawings submitted by children, as well as amateur and professional artists from around the world, the images in Caretoons grapple with contemporary issues through the approachable lens of cartoons and graphic art.

Click here to learn more and purchase your Museum tickets.

An exhibition celebrating NLM Award Winners

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.

Click here to learn more and purchase Museum tickets.

Programs for Kids & Families

The NLM offers a full calendar of virtual and on-site 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. Check out our exciting list of summer events.


                                                Special Thanks to the Satell Institute for sponsoring
                                            these FREE summer workshops:
Click here for dates and times.

-Beyond Wakanda: Black Superheroes from Comics to Real Life (for Kids 8-12), A FOUR-DAY workshop.
-Tik Tok Liberty (for teens), A FOUR-DAY workshop over a four week period.
-The Power of Art: Express Yourself (Teens age 14-18), A TWO-DAY workshop.

Events at NLM

The NLM hosts a robust calendar of programs and events for adults, from thought-provoking panel discussions to fun and engaging tours and workshops.

To see what's happening this summer, click here.


For special evening adult programs, visit NLM@Night.

Virtual Guided Group Tours now available

Here's a great way to enjoy the NLM. Our staff will lead you on a virtual tour of the Museum, as they explain our history, our mission, and our special exhibitions. We offer a range of virtual guided tour themes or we can customize a tour specifically for your group.

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.

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.