Young Heroes Awards Sponsored by TD Bank

The annual TD Bank Young Heroes Award recognizes young people who have championed liberty through their actions.

Acting on the principle that liberty is a right of every person and community, the Young Heroes Award recognizes young people who have identified areas where liberty is lacking, and have taken action to make positive social change in their schools and communities. Each year, we look for young people who have championed liberty through civic engagement, conflict resolution, promoting diversity, and school or community leadership.

All winners receive recognition at an awards ceremony at the Museum. Their stories are featured for one year in a Museum exhibit. They receive a certificate of achievement, medallion, and other gifts. They may also have the opportunity to represent this program at future Museum events. One student is named the President’s Honor Winner, which includes a monetary prize.

National Liberty Museum Young Heroes Awards

Please click here to meet the winners of the 2016 Young Heroes Award.
A 2016 Young Hero appeared on the Steve Harvey Television Show.  Watch a clip here.
Click here for a printed 2017 Nomination Form, including the Nomination Guidelines/Terms.
 Click on the gray bar below to nominate a 2017 Young Hero NOW.
The nomination deadline for the 2017 Awards is June 24. The awards ceremony will be held on August 10.
    • About the Nominee

    • About the Nominator (Must be 13 years of age or older)

      (Note: Please include your summer contact information)

    • We strongly suggest that nominations submitted by parents also include letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors or community leaders.
    • Which characteristics qualify your nominee for this award?

    • Please answer the following questions in paragraph form

    • You will find a nomination form pdf with the terms/guidelines at the top of this page.
    • The submission deadline is June 24, 2017.

      Winners will be selected by a panel of Museum staff and TD Bank executives. Incomplete forms will not be considered. The 2017 Awards Ceremony will be held on August 10, 2017. All candidates will be notified prior to the ceremony. Nominators are encouraged, but not required, to attend. Questions? Email or call Kevin Orangers at 215-925-2800, x133.

The Treachery of Images,
an Exhibit of Glass Pipes

Opening on Friday, April 7, this new temporary exhibit will showcase works that traditionally have been marginalized as “functional” glass art due to their association with an illicit activity. The “Treachery of Images” Exhibit embraces both the technical and social challenges of this art form by celebrating the unconventional designs and amazing craftsmanship of glass pipemakers. The work shown here, Freija by Banjo and Snic Barnes, is one of dozens of works that will be on display. Click here to learn more.

An LGBT+ Glass Art Exhibition

Opening on Friday, June 2 to coincide with “LGBT Pride Month,” this will be the nation’s FIRST museum exhibit of studio glass works produced exclusively by artists of the LGBT+ community. It will showcase the diverse subjects, methods, and styles explored by these artists. The work shown here by Pearl Dick will be among dozens of works on display. Click here to learn more.

Free Indie Lens Pop-Up Film Festival... RSVP today!

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for FREE film screenings and community-driven conversations. Four films are scheduled for the coming months. After each FREE screening, we will host a thought-provoking panel discussion. Learn more and RSVP Today!

Lectures on Important Foreign Policy Issues

The National Liberty Museum co-sponsors and hosts a series of lectures on important foreign policy issues. Click here to learn about the upcoming event on May 2.

TD Bank Young Heroes Awards... Nominate someone today!

Nominations for our 2017 TD Bank Young Heroes Award are now open. 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. Learn more and submit your nomination today!

NLM's 2017 Glass Auction & Gala

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.

NLM Travel is headed to Wisconsin

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.