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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The National Liberty Museum proudly congratulates the 2018 Young Heroes Award winners

To learn their stories, please click on their names below.  Their plaques are also on display in a Museum exhibit, where they will be featured for an entire year.

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

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

Our special Holiday Pop-Up Shop is now open

The NLM's 2019 Holiday Pop-Up Shop will remain open through December 31. There is no admission fee for people who just come in to shop. And... if you spend $75 or more, your Museum visit is FREE!

Click here for complete information, including images of some of the wonderful artwork that may be available.

Are you a Museum member? If not, this is a great time to join. Members get an additional 10% off their entire purchase (some exclusions apply).

Give Like A Hero This Holiday Season

Each school year, the NLM's Young Heroes Outreach Program sends our educators directly into Philadelphia’s most underserved schools to teach students critical leadership skills and empower them to make positive changes in their school and community. This year our educators are teaching in twenty Title 1 schools, and more schools are waiting.

Click here to learn the remarkable things our Young Heroes have accomplished and how you can help us impact 5,000 more students!

We Can Be Heroes Exhibition –
Opening Reception

We Can Be Heroes is a multi-media art exhibition presented in conjunction with “Philly Loves Bowie Week" (PLBW) (Jan. 3-12). The Opening will be held on Friday, January 3, from 5:30-8:30pm.

We invite you to join us for refreshments, live music, poetry readings, and a first-look at this amazing exhibition. Learn more and register today.

Prohibition: 100 Years

One hundred years ago, Prohibition went into effect across the country. We invite to join us on Friday, January 17 at 7pm, when we explore the question of liberty and the government’s impact on both personal and business freedoms. You'll enjoy a night of libations, interactive activities, and learning about life in prohibition era Philly.

Learn more and purchase your ticket today

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. The 2019 Awards have been presented to this year's honorees, Please click here for the names of the winners.

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