The National Liberty Museum is proud to announce the honorees for our 13th annual Teacher as Hero Awards . These exceptional educators will receive their Award at a ceremony at the Museum on Saturday, May 11. The recipients of our top three special honors will be revealed at that time.

Meet the 2019 Winners!

Robin Alozie, 9-12th grade, Liberty High School, Bethlehem, PA

Freda Anderson, 10-12th grade, Community Activism, The U School, Philadelphia, PA

George Daka, 10th and 11th grade, American History and Government, Bensalem Township High School, Bensalem, PA

Melissa DeClementi, 6-8th grade, Health & Physical Education and Character Education, Cinnaminson Middle School, Cinnaminson, PA

Kristen Degregorio, 9-12th Life Skills Support (Special Education), Frankford High School, Philadelphia, PA

Caroline Gimbel and Kathy Rafter, High School Special Education, Abington Senior High School, Abington, PA

Darrell Gravatt, 10-12th grade, Driver’s Education, Caesar Rodney High School, Camden, DE

Andrea Green, K-12th  grade, Music and Drama, HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy, Philadelphia, PA

Bartholomew Poindexter, 10th grade, African American History, William W. Bodine High School for International Affairs, Philadelphia, PA

Gavin Sikorski, 6-8th grade, STEM Education, Southmoreland Middle School, Scottdale, PA

Sakita Tinsley, 10-12th grade, English/Multicultural Voices, North Penn High School, Landsdale, PA

Bob Wolf, 6-8th grade, Physical Education, Eagle View Middle School, Mechanicsburg, PA



Do you know a young person who deserves special recognition?

We are now accepting nominations for our 2019 TD Bank Young Heroes Award. This honor recognizes young people who have taken action to make positive social change in their schools and communities. To learn more and submit a nomination, please click here. The nomination deadline is July 14.

Nominations for the 2019 Awards of Valor are NOW OPEN

This annual awards program, presented by YOUR LOCAL CHEVROLET DEALERS, honors police officers, firefighters, EMTs and other emergency responders for extraordinary acts of courage, empathy, and meritorious service. We are now accepting nominations for the 2019 Awards. If you know a person deserving of this special recognition, please tell us about them. The deadline to submit a nomination is July 31,

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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 by clicking here.

Liberty Forum: Firearms

We invite you to join us on Wednesday, May 15 at 7:00pm for the first in this new series that brings attendees from all points of view together. We will discuss the issue of firearms with our Moderator Intersect Alliance, along with invited experts and other participants. Our goal is to provide attendees with the tools needed for moving our conversations on hot button issues, like this, offline and back into human discussions.

Learn more and reserve your place today 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.

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 12-5:00pm every Saturday and Sunday. It is included in the cost of admission. Learn more.