The National Liberty Museum houses a significant collection of glass art interwoven in its exhibits. This connection to glass art is the foundation for our primary fundraiser of the year, our annual GLASS AUCTION and GALA. Now in its 19th year, all proceeds from this event support NLM’s education and outreach programs. Over the years, these programs have impacted hundreds of thousands of children in our community and beyond with lessons on civic leadership and how to “Live Like a hero.”

Save the Date!  Join us on Saturday, October 6, 2018 for an unforgettable evening of art, fun, & inspiration! Our 19th annual Glass Auction and Gala will feature hundreds of glass artworks by artists from all over the world. This year’s Glass Auction and Gala will be held at Philadelphia Marriott Downtown at 12th and Market Streets.


Bruce and Robbi Toll will be honored as our 2018 Heroes of Liberty
The National Liberty Museum is delighted to honor Bruce and Robbi Toll as our 2018 Heroes of Liberty at our 19th Annual Glass Auction and Gala on Saturday, October 6. Bruce and Robbi have supported the NLM’s mission for more than 25 years. The Museum celebrates the Toll family’s legacy each year through our annual Awards of Valor program, a highly distinguished community recognition that was first launched with the Toll family’s generous support. Each year, the Award has grown in stature and size, and to date has honored more than 1,000 police, firefighters and first-responders from throughout the Delaware Valley, and beyond.  Awards of Valor has also grown in sponsorship from one dealership to more than 50, who make up the Philly Area Chevy Dealers LMA. Bruce and Robbi, you are our heroes!
*For more information about Awards of Valor and all of the area Chevy dealers who generously support the program, visit our Hero Awards.

The National Liberty Museum also gives great thanks to Suzanne and Norman Cohn, who will be hosting the Auction’s Opening Night Cocktail Party on Friday, October 5 for our honorees and premier sponsors.



For more information on Auction sponsorship, please contact Bridget Purcell at or 215-925-2800, x136.


Sound + Vision Exhibition on Display April 6 - June 10

Sound + Vision explores the influence of music on contemporary glass art and the inextricable connection between music and visual arts. Featuring the works of 29 artists and collaborative teams, Sound + Vision showcases figurative representations of instruments, experimental glass instruments, and multimedia sculptural works inspired by both musical experiences and legends. Learn more.

Shown: Violin by Etai Rahmil. Photo by Steven Toney.

Lecture by the Foreign Policy Research Institute

In the next session of our ongoing lecture series by FPRI, our guest is Stuart Eizenstat, Senior Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP. He will discuss his new book, President Carter: The White House Years, which provides an insider perspective on the successes and failures of the Carter Administration. This lecture will be held on May 2 at 6:30pm. Learn more and register day.

Young Heroes Award

This annual awards program, sponsored by TD Bank, recognizes young people who have taken leadership roles in their schools or communities to bring about positive social change. Each year we look for young people who have engaged in civic activities, promoted respectful resolutions to conflict, advocated for diversity, and much more. Nominations for 2018 are now open. Learn more and nominate a deserving young person today.

Awards of Valor

This annual awards program, presented by YOUR LOCAL CHEVROLET DEALERS, honors police officers, firefighters, and other emergency responders for extraordinary acts of courage, empathy, and meritorious service. Nominations for 2018 are now open. Learn more