Below are some inspiring images from this event. Photography by Matt Godfrey
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Meet the 2017 Winners!
The 2017 Honorees received much-deserved recognition at the awards ceremony. We will now create exhibit plaques featuring their stories, and we’ll link them from this web page, too. Please check back in the coming weeks to learn the stories of these outstanding educators.
Amy Andersen, American Sign Language Teacher , Ocean City High School, Ocean City, NJ
Maureen Gillespie, 12th grade Theology Teacher, Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls, Philadelphia, PA
Diane Hediger, PreK Teacher, Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School, Willow Grove, PA
Jennifer Knox, 7th-8th grade, Upper Pittsgrove School, Monroeville, NJ
Eiko Fan Takahira, Art and Creativity Teacher, HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy, Philadelphia, PA
Kevin Allen Wagner, 11th-12th grade History and Dept. Chair at Carlisle High School, Carlisle, PA
Traci Weiss, K-3rd grade Autistic Support Teacher at Bradford Heights Elementary School, Downingtown, PA
We also welcomed our 2016 Teacher as Hero Grand Prize winner, Kathie Poerner, as keynote speaker. You can read her incredible and inspiring speech HERE.
Join us on Tuesday evening, July 18, when Ray and Glen present the greatest sports movie clips of all time, focusing on the theme of “overcoming adversity.” Special guests include St. Joe’s Hawks Head Basketball Coach Phil Martelli; Flyers Great Brian Propp; and Voice of the Eagles & Philadelphia Legend Merrill Reese. Food, craft beer, spirits, and a live auction of sports memorabilia. Learn more and buy your tickets here.
During Pride Month (June 1-30, 2017), we are celebrating heroes in the LGBTQ+ community through highlighted exhibits and special events all month long. When you visit NLM, you’ll learn the stories of those who pushed for progress while helping to support programming that preserves freedom and equality for generations to come. Click here to learn more.
Each year, we look for young people who have championed liberty through civic engagement, resolving conflicts respectfully, promoting diversity, and demonstrating leadership in their school or community. Nominations for our 2017 TD Bank Young Heroes Award have been extended to July 7. Learn more and submit your nomination today!
Opened on Friday, June 2 to coincide with “LGBT Pride Month,” this is the nation’s FIRST museum exhibit of studio glass works produced exclusively by artists of the LGBT+ community. It showcases the diverse subjects, methods, and styles explored by these artists. The work shown here by Pearl Dick is among dozens of works on display. Click here to learn more.
This year’s GLASS AUCTION & GALA will be held Saturday evening, October 7 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, 201 N 17th St, Philadelphia, PA. An outstanding collection of art is being assembled. Sponsorships are available. Our 2017 "Heroes of Liberty" are Stephen & Sandy Sheller. The artist honoree is Pearl Dick from Chicago. Click here for more information.
Join the NLM on an arts-filled tour of parts of Wisconsin, Sept. 6-11, 2017. From Milwaukee’s art museums, to private collections, to a stop in beautiful Door County, which juts directly into Lake Michigan, you’ll follow host Arlene Silvers for a one-of-a-kind experience. Click here for more information.