The National Liberty Museum Awards

The National Liberty Museum puts its mission into practice by honoring people of all ages and backgrounds who make a difference in the lives of others.
We thank you for your interest in these programs and encourage you to participate. Winners are selected directly from nominations by people like you.


Healthcare Heroes
presented by TEVA

We are proud to launch the inaugural Healthcare Heroes Awards, presented by Teva Pharmaceuticals. The international awards program recognizes inspirational
heroes in healthcare research and treatment whose accomplishments have profoundly benefitted their patients, their field, and the global community. Learn more

 

Young Heroes Award
sponsored by TD Bank

Our Young Heroes Award program recognizes young people who have championed liberty through their actions. Learn More
National Liberty Museum Young Heroes Awards

Teacher as Hero Award
sponsored by State Farm

Our Teacher as Hero Award program honors outstanding educators in the Delaware Valley and beyond. Learn More
National Liberty Museum State Farm Partnership

Awards of Valor presented by Chevrolet

Our Awards of Valor program has publicly recognized more than 150 of Pennsylvania’s, New Jersey’s and Delaware’s bravest for remarkable acts of heroism and for serving as exceptional role models.
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National Liberty Museum Awards of Valor

Selma Speech & Essay Contest

With support from the John Templeton Foundation and in partnership with Paramount Pictures, we launched the national Selma Speech & Essay Contest in 2015 to engage U.S. high school students in thinking about the meaning of freedom. Learn More
National Liberty Museum Selma Essay Awards

 

Big Ideas for Little Learners: Exploring friendship through storytelling

Join us with your family, on Saturday, June 9 at 11am, for an engaging exploration of friendship, acceptance, respect, and kindness. Using puppets, props, and lots of imagination, author and illustrator Staci Schwartz will lead an interactive reading of her book, The New Bear on the Block. Your family will receive their very own signed copy of the book, along with a special Hide-and-Seek Adventure Map of the National Liberty Museum personally designed by Staci. Learn more.

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.

Learn about our exciting Closing Event for this exhibit.

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

"Pay What You Wish" and Special Activities on Memorial Day

Honor, explore, and be inspired this Memorial Day. At the National Liberty Museum you’ll discover stories of both military heroes and ordinary citizens who contributed to preserving our country’s liberty. There are special activities for adults and children throughout the day, including military trivia and a creative kids' workshop. All activities are included with your "Pay What You Wish" admission. Learn more.

Art Workshops for Kids in May and June

Join us on various weekend days in May and June when we will be offering art workshops for kids in conjunction with our Sound + Vision Exhibit. Workshops are free with Museum admission. Preregistration is required. Check our Event Calendar for details.

Lecture by the Foreign Policy Research Institute

In our next session, on Wednesday, June 6, our guest is Sheri E. Berman, professor of political science at Barnard College. Berman’s main interests are European politics and political history, democracy and democratization, globalization, and the history of the left. Her two books have examined the role played by social democracy in determining political outcomes in 20th-century Europe. 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