The National Liberty Museum, located at 321 Chestnut Street on Philadelphia’s Liberty Trail, opened in the year 2000 and has welcomed more than half million visitors to date, from the Philadelphia metropolitan area and around the world.
We are both an art museum and an education resource center. Our education mission is to preserve our democracy and freedoms by helping young people develop into successful and principled adults. The Museum’s galleries are filled with stunning glass artwork and interactive exhibits that share the stories of more than 2,000 heroes from all walks of life, like Rosa Parks, Bono, Nelson Mandela, and Alexandra Scott who built a Lemonade Stand. Their stories exemplify the power each of us has to make a positive difference.
The Museum offers education tours, hands-on workshops and outreach programs for youth that are aligned with PA State standards and address the important topics of character education, bullying and violence prevention, active citizenship and diversity appreciation. We are also accredited by the State of PA to offer 20 ACT48 professional development workshops for educators on these topics.
The Museum serves all public, private, parochial, charter, and alternative schools, as well as youth and community groups, throughout the Delaware Valley and beyond. Our commitment is to turn no child away, and whenever need is expressed, we waive our nominal fees.
We invite you to visit and be inspired!
The National Liberty Museum’s 17th Annual Glass Auction and Gala, a magical event featuring stunning glass art available for live and remote bidding, will honor Dr. Arlene Silvers as the 2016 Hero of Liberty. The event will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2016, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. All event proceeds will benefit the NLM’s character and leadership programs.
The Auction will bring together hundreds of artists, collectors, and glass influencers for an event fueled by creative energy and fast-paced bidding. The live event will feature the glass art creations of approximately 200 rising and renowned glass artists whose work is collectively valued at approximately $1 million. Online bidding includes 60-plus pieces from dozens of artists around the globe. From glass jewelry, to intricate centerpieces, to elaborate sculptures, the glass art showcased at the event is designed by both masters of contemporary art as well as international rising stars.
The National Liberty Museum (NLM) is hosting its second annual artisan jewelry and wearable art fundraiser in support of the NLM’s Youth Character Education Programs. LUXE is the place to find one-of-a kind jewelry and wearable art by local and international artists. It includes pop-up boutiques representing more than 30 artists, many of whom will be on hand to demonstrate their work and create beautiful pieces right before the eyes of museum visitors.
The National Liberty Museum (NLM) will host its 16th annual Glass Auction & Gala on October 30, 2015.
The event will bring together hundreds of artists, collectors, and glass influencers for an event fueled by creative energy and fast-paced bidding. The live event will feature the glass art creations of approximately 200 rising and renowned glass artists whose work is collectively valued at approximately $1 million. More than 60 pieces of artwork will also be available for purchase via remote bidding on LiveAuctioneers.com.
The event will begin at 5:00 p.m. with a cocktail reception and live/silent auction preview, followed by a 7:00 p.m. elegant five course dinner and live auction, which will run to approximately 9 p.m.
The National Liberty Museum will be hosting its 15th annual GLASS NOW Auction Gala on Saturday, October 18th 2014. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in both silent and live auctions, and bid on beautiful pieces of glass art donated by over 250 internationally renowned artists. The event will also feature a Champagne Cocktail Reception; an Elegant 5 Course Dinner; and the presentation of the Heroes of Liberty Award, an award given to a long-time supporter of the National Liberty Museum. Proceeds from the event will help to support the National Liberty Museum’s youth outreach programs, including its Young Heroes Club Program.
Meet Rose Ciotta, Philadelphia Inquirer Editor and Author of Cruel Games for a meet, greet and book signing 11/16 at 6:30 pm. The book tells the story of University of Penn Professor Rafael Robb and the crime of domestic abuse which resulted in the death of his wife Ellen in Dec.,2006. RSVP to 215-925-2800 x 0 by 11/14. National Liberty Museum - 321 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.
The National Liberty Museum hosts a Free, Meet & Greet and Book Signing with Fork Restaurant owner, Ellen Yin. Time: 6:30pm Date: August 30, 2011 Place: National Liberty Museum 321 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA
RSVP, please, to 215-925-2800 x 0 before August 28. Thank you!