The National Liberty Museum celebrated its TD Bank 2018 Young Heroes Award on Thursday, August 9.

The annual TD Bank Young Heroes Award recognizes young people who have championed liberty through their actions to enact positive change in their schools and communities. Vai Sikahema, Anchor NBC10 News Today, served as the emcee. The keynote speaker was Danielle Torres, a former Young Heroes Award recipient from 2007. Museum CEO Gwen Borowsky was joined by TD Bank Representatives in presenting the awards. Tom Shoemaker, Commercial Market President, TD Bank, provided the sponsor remarks. The student selected for the top prize, the President’s Honor Award, was Alexandria Brady-Mine from Buchholz High School in Gainesville, Florida. Alexandria received a $2,000 award for dedicating her life to creating organizations that help others. The winner of our Spark Award for Innovation, Creativity, Perseverance and Respect was Jane Lyons of Wilmington, DE.

 

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Congratulations to the 2018 winners. Learn their stories, by clicking on each name below.

Morgan Bacon
Philadelphia, PA

Thomas Bak
Malvern, PA

Alexandria Brady-Mine
Gainesville, FL

Daniel Focht
Willow Grove, PA

Jane Lyons
Wilmington, DE

Kunal Mohindra
Yorktown Heights, NY

Sahar Newman
Philadelphia, PA

Jayden Perez
Woodland Park, NJ

Josephine Reinhardt
Birdsboro, PA

Erika Rivera
Philadelphia, PA

Ryan Snyder
Philadelphia, PA

Reid Snyder
Westfield, NJ

Nasihah Thompson-King
Philadelphia, PA

Hope Walsh
Pennington, NJ

Philadelphia’s Freedom Exhibition Call to Artists

When the National Liberty Museum opened its doors twenty years ago just a block away from Independence Hall, it took on the mission to reinforce the basic principles for safeguarding liberty, including heroism, empathy, and the appreciation of diversity. For our upcoming exhibition, Philadelphia's Freedom, the National Liberty Museum invites artists from the City of Brotherly & Sisterly Love to submit artwork based on your own unique interpretation of freedom.

Philadelphia's Freedom will debut in the NLM's Live Like a Hero Gallery in the Summer/Fall of 2020. The deadline to apply is May 17.
Click here for complete details.

Giveback Workshops

On the first Saturday of each month from 10:30-noon, the NLM partners with a selected mission-driven nonprofit to give parents and children the opportunity to work together to complete a “make-and-donate” activity for an important cause. This event is included with general admission, but registration is encouraged.

Learn more. Then, be sure to attend with YOUR family!

Read & 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.

Check our events calendar for Read & Romps scheduled for later this spring.

Learn about the 2019 Awards of Valor Honorees

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. Please click here for the names of the 2019 winners.

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