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

We Can Be Heroes Exhibition –
Call to Artists

Philly Loves Bowie Week (January 3-12) is an annual volunteer production created by a family of committed fans of the superstar David Bowie who felt it was important to gather together as a community to celebrate a truly one-of-a-kind performer. The National Liberty Museum will be participating in these Bowie-themed events with an exhibition in our GlassAccess Gallery called, We Can Be Heroes.

Artists who use glass, clay, paint, pencil, video, and other materials are invited to submit their works which relate to the general theme of David Bowie. Learn more and apply to participate today.

Destined for the Stars
by Ricky Bernstein

Destined for the Stars, a solo exhibition of painted glass, aluminum, and mixed media wall-reliefs. will be on display in our GlassAccess Gallery from August 2 - December 2, 2019. In this limited-time show, artist Ricky Bernstein celebrates victories over life’s everyday challenges, making the point that we are all heroes in our own right. Don't miss the opportunity to see this colorful and imaginative display. Learn more.

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.

Chevrolet supports first responders. Learn more.

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.

The upcoming Read & Romps will be held on Monday morning October 21. Check our events calendar for complete details.