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The NLM offers a full calendar of live and pre-recorded virtual programs for kids and their families that you can do from home. We invite you to join us as we explore the themes of respect, taking action and spreading liberty to all. Check back often, as new programs are added frequently.

 

APRIL EVENTS


Drag Queen Story Time: The Power of One
Tuesday, April 13, 11am. This event is free. Registration is required.

April’s Drag Queen Story Time is all about the power of one: YOU! Miss Brittany Lynn and her BFF Matty will share stories about how small actions — such as standing up for your friends, like in the book One by Kathryn Otoshi — can make a big difference. You’ll learn how little things, like what you eat or what you say, can make the world a better place. Lastly, you’ll zoom into the Museum to see our Flame of Liberty and learn how many little acts come together as a movement for liberty.

Drag Queen Story Time takes place the second Tuesday of every month. Registration is required for each session. You will receive a link to join the activity prior to the starting time. Register for the April 13 event here.


 

Kids & Families at NLM: Act Small, Think BIG Virtual Weekend
Saturday & Sunday, April 24 & 25, 2021

Do you have the power to change the world? We sure think so! Inspired by the opening of our new exhibition Heroes Among Us, this weekend will inspire kids and families to think about how even the smallest acts can make a big impact. Registration is required as noted below. Participation includes both online and Zoom access.

Drag Queen Story Time: The Power of One (prerecorded; for ages 2-6)
Saturday & Sunday, April 24 & 25, All-day online access. This event is free.

For those who may have missed her on April 13, here’s another chance to join Miss Brittany Lynn and her friends all weekend for a story about ordinary kids who did extraordinary things, and in the process, learn about the power of YOU! This event is free.


Liberty Learning Live: Eco Heroes
Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 1 PM. This event is Pay as You Wish.

Meet NLM Young Hero Award Winner Bianca Salerno and hear about how she took action to help others during the COVID-19 crisis. To mark Earth Day 2021, learn how you, too, can take action against big social issues, like climate change! Join in a do-it-yourself activity and make an upcycled seed starter out of paper rolls. After our workshop, you can add potting soil and seeds of your choice to start the window garden of your dreams. Recommended for ages 6-12.

The fee is Pay as You Wish.  Pre-registration is required. You will receive a link to join the activity prior to the starting time.

Materials Needed: 1 toilet paper roll (or 1 paper towel roll),* Scissors, Potting Mix, Seeds of choice, Water, Markers.
*Note: 1 toilet paper makes 2; 1 paper towel roll makes 4


 

MAY EVENTS


Drag Queen Story Time: Same But Beautifully Different ( for PreK Children and Families)
Tuesday, May 11, 11am. This event is free. Registration is required.

Drag Queen Story Time is all about love, diversity, inclusion, and respect — and so is liberty! We have more in common than you think, but it’s our teeny tiny differences that make each of us amazing. Come celebrate what makes us unique with Miss Brittany Lynn, while we read stories that focus on how our differences make us special. We’ll take a VIRTUAL trip to the NLM to sit under our Peace Portal and together we’ll learn to appreciate that we all see the world a little differently – no matter where you stand under it, your perspective is always your own. Come look at things a new way with us!

Drag Queen Story Time takes place the second Tuesday of every month. Registration is required for each session. You will receive a link to join the activity prior to the starting time. Register for the May 11 event here.


 

Kids & Families at NLM: Hero Training Weekend
Saturday & Sunday, May 29 & 30, 2021

Calling all superheroes!  Join us on a heroic weekend adventure inspired by our exhibition, Heroes Among Us. Registration is required as noted below. Participation includes both online and Zoom access.

Drag Queen Story Time: Same But Beautifully Different (prerecorded; for ages 2-6)
Saturday & Sunday, May 29 & 30, All-day online access. This event is free.

For those who may have missed her on May 11, here’s another chance to join Miss Brittany Lynn and her friends all weekend for a story all about celebrating our own unique superpowers. Ideal for ages 2-6. This event is free.


Liberty Learning Live: Superhero Workshop
Sunday, May 30, 2021 at 10 AM. This event is Pay as You Wish.

Grab your capes, masks, and magic lassos for this family-friendly Superhero Workshop. You’ll learn what makes comic book heroes super and learn all about real-life superhero Guardian of the Earth: Xiuhtezcatl Martinez (pictured left) – environmental activist and hip hop artist. Then, you can design your own superhero and send them off on heroic adventures in comic books you create. All you need is coloring materials, paper…and your imagination! Ideal for ages 6-12.

The fee is Pay as You Wish. Pre-registration is required. You will receive a link to join the activity prior to the starting time.


 

 

 

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.