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*truth Opening at National Liberty Museum

September 9, 2022

Organizer: National Liberty Museum

Where: National Liberty Museum

321 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States


At the heart of our social and political divide lie questions of truth – how it is defined, by whom and for what purpose. truth*uses multiple lenses to bring current thoughts, questions and debates into focus. In an immersive and interactive space built by a community of thinkers and creators, we provide tools to navigate and engage in these critical conversations. With powerful visuals and activities that promote self-reflection and shared experiences, truth* invites us to consider how the quest for truth opens our minds to new ideas and perspectives, leading to a more connected and understanding world. 

A companion experience in the Liberty Learning Lab features three interactives that call on visitors to employ skills of perception, analysis, and critical thinking. These include a “Truth Investigation Station” and a talk-back wall inviting visitors to share their own strategies for reading and assessing new information. In addition, two installations by Philadelphia-based artists complementing the exhibition provide opportunities for reflection on truth is our times.  

truth* is accompanied by a robust public program, including a line-up of speaker programs and discussions; a voter information session in advance of the upcoming mid-term elections; NLM at Night programs, and a family event. Field trips – onsite and virtual – are available for schools, and teachers can take part in an Educator Open House and download free educator resources to explore media literacy in the classroom.