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

The international Healthcare Heroes Awards program, presented by Teva Pharmaceuticals, recognizes inspirational heroes in healthcare research and treatment. To learn about our 2018 winners and how you can support their incredible work, visit our Honorees Page.

 

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

 

GiveBack Workshops

GiveBack Workshops at NLM are a unique way of volunteering and the perfect spark to activate your family’s sense of empathy, respect, and responsibility, the character traits that make someone a true hero of liberty. A different GiveBack Workshop is held once each month on a Saturday morning. You and your children will work together to complete a “make-and-donate” activity specifically designed by the partner organization for that month.

Check our events calendar for all the upcoming GiveBack Workshops –and the organizations with whom we are partnering– beginning on January 12, 2019.

Celebrate MLK Day at the National Liberty Museum

Join us on Monday, January 21 to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We have FIVE activities planned so visitors of all ages can explore how they can “Live Like A Hero.” Admission is “Pay-What-You-Wish” and all activities are included!

Check our Calendar of Events for complete details.

Welcome the Stranger Exhibit

Welcome the Stranger, a one-woman exhibit of cast glass, ceramics, and mixed media by artist Micaela Amateau Amato, will be on display in our GlassAccess Gallery from March 9 - June 9, 2019. This collection of works is Amato's interpretation of modern and historic figures who rose like “superheroes” to accept seemingly impossible challenges of liberty. Shown here are cast glass sculptures of Harriet Tubman and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Learn more about this exhibit –and the Opening Event on Friday, March 8– by clicking here.

Read and Romp

Join us with your little learner, ages 2-6, for Read & Romp, an exciting hour of imaginative storytelling, interactive games, and creative crafts in the Museum’s galleries. Read & Romps are held twice a week, on Monday and Saturday mornings. Learn about the “story of the week” and choose the day that works best for you! Snacks and Museum admission are included.

Check our events calendar for upcoming Read & Romps beginning on December 3, 2018.

Lila Liberty's Hero Quest

Join Lila Liberty on her quest to spread acceptance and kindness by helping her collect her "Super Hero Gadgets" throughout the Museum. This self-guided experience will encourage your child to understand how qualities like empathy, integrity, responsibility, and courage define what it means to be a Hero.

Lila Liberty’s Hero Quest is available between 1-3pm every Saturday and Sunday beginning on December 1, It is included in the cost of admission. Learn more.

Nominate a deserving teacher for our 2019 Teacher as Hero Awards

Nominations are now open for our annual Teacher as Hero Awards. This yearly recognition program, sponsored by State Farm®, honors outstanding educators in the Delaware Valley.

Click here to learn more and nominate a deserving teacher today.

The Inspiring Stories of our 2018 Awards of Valor Honorees

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. The 2018 Awards Ceremony was held on September 12. Our honorees' inspiring stories will be displayed in a Museum exhibit and on our 2018 Awards of Valor page in the coming weeks. Please check back shortly,

Chevrolet supports first responders. Learn more.