Explore liberty with the NLM this summer through a wide range of creative and inspiring opportunities for kids and their grown-ups. Some events are on-site; some events are virtual. The details are provided in each listing.
The Power of Art: Express Yourself (Teens age 14-18), A TWO-DAY workshop: Thursday, August 19 and Friday, August 20, 10 am-12 pm both days, FREE – ON-SITE
Can expressing yourself through art inspire positive action? We think so, and we want you to collaborate on a piece of artwork that proves it!
Based on our newest exhibition, Graphic Content, which highlights the intersection of art, censorship, and the power of self-expression, this interactive two-day workshop for ages 14-18 promises to be fun, creative, and full of discovery. You’ll learn about your First Amendments rights, including freedom of expression, and how those rights can be used for promoting meaningful change. You’ll also discover what the boundaries are to those rights. Finally, you’ll take everything you’ve learned and collaborate on a temporary mural, focused on a current aspect of liberty, that will hang inside the Museum to inspire visitors.
This workshop will be held at the National Liberty Museum, 321 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. Participants must wear masks and adhere to all social distancing guidelines. Limit 10 participants, so sign up today!
About the workshop leader, Alexis Jennings:
Alexis Jennings is a Museum Educator at the National Liberty Museum, and she loves museums! Prior to joining the NLM, Alexis held positions at the Chester County History Center, the James E. Lewis Museum of Art and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture. As a museum professional, Alexis strives for museums to serve their communities and use their content to teach visitors how to make meaningful change in their lives and their communities. Alexis holds a master’s degree from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland and a bachelor’s degree in History and Anthropology from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
Limit 10 participants, so sign up for this TWO day Workshop today.
Register for “The Power of Art” here.
Big Ideas for Litte Learners featuring Malala’s Magic Pencil ( for PreK Children and Families) Saturday, September 4, 11 am and 1 pm. FREE with Museum admission. –ON-SITE
Celebrate the end of summer at NLM and the start of a new school year with a special Read ‘n’ Romp story hour! This month we will read Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai and learn what it means to have perseverance in difficult times. Children and families are invited to participate in a workshop to make and use magic pencils of their own and explore how to shape a better world for themselves and others. Attending families can also bring home Take & Do bags to continue learning all month long!
Space is limited. Register for the September 4 event here.
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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