Philly’s Freedom is an exhibition highlighting home-grown heroes from right here in the City of Brotherly & Sisterly love. The exhibition will showcase artwork from a group of multicultural artists depicting how they interpret freedom from their perspective as Philadelphians. As they created their works, they were asked to consider the Museum’s mission to inspire visitors to think about liberty as an ongoing human quest we all share.

The opening for Philly’s Freedom is planned for this coming October, with a special PREVIEW for Museum members only. To be a part of this exclusive group, please sign up for your NLM membership now.

Complete details of this exciting show will be announced shortly.


To give you a glimpse into what this extraordinary exhibition will include, we interviewed a number of participating artists. The presentations below include their personal sentiments about freedom and a sneak peek at the artwork they created. We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the talented artists who shared this information with us.

Highlights of the Interview with Artist Sean Lugo
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Highlights of the Interview with Artist Gary Grissom
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Highlights of the Interview with Artist Jonathan Mandell
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A short video showcasing Jonathan’s work.
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Highlights of the Interview with Artist Eve Hoyt
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Highlights of the Interview with Artist NTEL
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Highlights of the Interview with Artist Natalie Hope McDonald
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Highlights of the Interview with Artist Jean Broden
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We hope you enjoyed this preview. Please check back often for details of the opening.

 

NLM's Summer Pop-Up Event, August 13-20

Beat the heat and join the National Liberty Museum for our Summer Pop-Up Event! For an entire week, you are invited to browse our silent auction and bid on more than 20 pieces of beautiful glass artworks from the NLM’s collection. Then, the Pop-Up Event week concludes with a live auction during our Cocktails with a Cause program on August 20 at 5 p.m.

A link to participate will be available starting August 13. Learn more.

Sponsorships now open for our exciting virtual gala!

Celebrate with us on Saturday, October 10 at 7:30 p.m. from the comfort of your own home as our Gala & Glass Auction goes virtual! It’s the National Liberty Museum’s 20th birthday, and we’re marking the occasion with an exciting live auction and unforgettable evening of fun activities. Proceeds from the Gala support our education and outreach both at the Museum and via our new digital learning. This year we are dedicating a special portion of funds raised to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Several sponsorship levels available. All offer many benefits and a wonderful evening to share with your invited guests. Learn more here.

Young heroes demonstrate their leadership at a virtual Civics Fair!

At the end of each school year, the NLM's Young Heroes Outreach Program, which brings the Museum’s civic leadership curriculum directly into area schools, holds a grand celebration to showcase the Social Action Projects created by all of the participating schools. This year the celebration was a VIRTUAL event and their projects are available for viewing on this website!

Click here to see the inspiring work of these 4th through 8th grade students, who clearly understand their ability to make a difference!

VIRTUAL NLM@Night

As we all practice social distancing, the National Liberty Museum is proud to offer fun, engaging, and informative entertainment through our Virtual NLM@Night series. Each week, these events will ask audiences to imagine liberty and the impact of everyday heroes.

Click here to learn about upcoming events.

Do you know a first-responder who deserves special recognition?

We are now accepting nominations for the 2020 Awards of Valor presented by YOUR LOCAL CHEVROLET DEALERS. This Award honors police officers, firefighters, EMTs and other emergency responders for extraordinary acts of courage, empathy, and meritorious community service. To learn more and submit a nomination, please click here.

Chevrolet supports first responders. Learn more.

Do you know a teacher who deserves special recognition?

We are now accepting nominations for our 2020 Teacher as Hero Award. This yearly recognition program, sponsored by State Farm®, honors outstanding educators in the Delaware Valley. To learn more and submit a nomination, please click here.

Do you know a Healthcare Professional who deserves special recognition?

We are now accepting nominations for our 2020 Healthcare Heroes Award presented by Teva Pharmaceuticals. Awarded in four categories, Healthcare Heroes recognizes professionals in healthcare research and treatment whose accomplishments have had a profound impact on others.

This year we are expanding the Community Hero Award category by including all those who participated in helping others in regard to the treatment of COVID-19. Learn more and nominate someone by clicking here.