The National Liberty Museum celebrated its 14th annual Awards of Valor, presented by Your Local Chevrolet Dealers, on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019.

Harry Hairston of NBC10 served as the emcee. The keynote speakers included Philadelphia Mayor James Kenney, Philadelphia Fire Deputy Commissioner Craig Murphy, and Philadelphia Police Deputy Commissioner Joe Sullivan. Bill O’Flanagan, President/General Manager, Reedman Toll Auto World, presented the awards.

Photos of the event by Shira Yudkoff Photography,

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Congratulations to the 2019 Honorees! You can learn their stories by clicking on their name or team name below.

Meritorious Community Service Awards:
(alphabetically by department name)

Individual – Police Officer Shannon Sell
Bridgeport Borough Police Dept., Bridgeport, PA

Individual  – Police Officer Ryan Allen
Hatboro Police Department, Hatboro, PA

Individual – Police Officer Josephine Murray
Lower Merion Police Department, Ardmore, PA

Team – K9 Ken Franklin and
Police Officer Nick Ianelli,
National Park Service

Individual  – Lieutenant Joseph Gardener
Philadelphia Fire Department, Engine 71/Ladder 28

Team –Police Officers Tramaine Montague and
Brandon Smith
, Phila. Police Dept., 12th District

Team – Philadelphia Police Department, 16th District

Individual – Superintendent Chris Flanagan
Radnor Police Department, Radnor, PA

 

Awards of Valor:
(alphabetically by department name)

Individual – Lieutenant Frank Boyle
Cheltenham EMS, Cheltenham Twp., PA

Individual – Police Officer Daniel Gallagher

Landsdale Police Department, Landsdale, PA

Team   – Lower Merion Police Department, Ardmore, PA and Norristown Fire Department, Norristown, PA

Individual  – Firefighter Joseph Rippert
Philadelphia Fire Department, Engine 35/D

Team – Police Officers Alyssa Ceravolo and
Jessica Morales,
Phila. Police Dept., 6th District


Individual  – Police Officer Michael Hanly
Ridley Park Police Department, Ridley Park, PA

Team  – Upper Darby Police Department
Upper Darby, PA

 

Strength & Fragility Exhibition Now Open

Our newest exhibition, Strength & Fragility: The Story of the NLM, highlights the life of the Museum’s founder Irvin J. Borowsky, and how his belief in universal equality and liberty, as well as his passion for contemporary glass art, led to the creation of the National Liberty Museum. Strength & Fragility includes engaging archival material, stunning glass artwork, and immersive soundscapes. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a magnificent 9-foot-high glass canopy by Ulla Darni, entitled “The Peace Portal.” It features a custom sound bath experience, Seeds of Love, written and produced by Philadelphia-based sound artist Luna Maye, in collaboration with composer Alfiya Glow.

You'll find complete information on here.

Exhibition focusing on freedom now in its final weeks

Philly's Freedom is an exhibition that explores what freedom means through a diverse collection of art from more than 50 Philadelphia artists. Don't miss the opportunity to embark on this inspiring journey to see freedom and liberty in a totally new way.

The exhibition closes on April 25.
Learn more and purchase your time tickets now.

Programs for Kids & Families

The NLM offers a full calendar of live and pre-recorded virtual programs for kids and their families. We invite you to join us as we explore the themes of respect, taking action and spreading liberty to all.

Upcoming Events Include:
Act Small, Think Big, a weekend featuring both a live and prerecorded program, Saturday & Sunday, April 24 and April 25

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to learn more.

VIRTUAL NLM@Night

The Museum offers a wide variety of engaging digital experiences. Our Virtual NLM@Night series includes fun and informative entertainment on the subject of liberty specifically for adults.

Upcoming Events Include:
Members-Only Event: Heroes Among Us Exhibition Virtual Opening, April 9, 5pm
Cocktails with a Cause: Sustainability at Home, April 22, 2021, 5PM
How to Find Peace in Liberty: An Interactive Virtual Tour, Apr 27, 2021, 5PM

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Learn about NLM's Virtual Field Trip Programs

Looking for fun and educational virtual experiences for your students this school year? Let the National Liberty Museum’s educators bring liberty to life through tours, group discussions, games, crafts, and more that tell the amazing stories of ordinary people who did extraordinary things in the name of freedom and equality.

You'll find complete information here.

Support the Next Generation of Heroes

Each school year, we send NLM educators directly into Philadelphia’s most underserved schools to teach students critical leadership skills, such as courage, integrity, responsibility, respect, and most important, empathy. We show them that they have the power through their First Amendment Rights to use these skills to make positive changes in their school and community.

Help us continue to bring this program to as many students as possible.
Click here to donate now.

NLM Honors Outstanding Educators in the Delaware Valley and Beyond

The National Liberty Museum celebrated its 14th annual Teacher as Hero Award sponsored by State Farm® with a Virtual Awards Ceremony on Saturday, September 24. The ceremony honored 10 inspiring teachers who make a difference in the lives of their students. To mark the occasion, State Farm Representatives, National Liberty Museum leadership, friends and family gathered via Zoom to celebrate the accomplishments of these exceptional educators.

Learn their stories here.
TO NOMINATE SOMEONE FOR THE 2021 AWARDS, CLICK HERE.

Police officers, firefighters, and other emergency responders are honored

The National Liberty Museum celebrated its 15th annual Awards of Valor, presented by Your Local Chevrolet Dealers, via a virtual ceremony on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. The event included several notable keynote speakers and was attended by the honorees, their families and colleagues,

Learn more here about their impressive and inspirational stories.


NLM Honors Medical Professionals

The National Liberty Museum is proud to host its annual Healthcare Heroes Awards, presented by Teva Pharmaceuticals. This international awards program recognizes inspirational heroes in healthcare research and treatment whose accomplishments have profoundly benefited their patients, their field, and the global community.

The 2020 Awards Ceremony was held virtually on December 3.
Click here to learn about the honorees.

NLM honors 14 inspiring students from across the country

The National Liberty Museum celebrated its 20th annual TD Bank Young Heroes Awards with a Virtual Awards Ceremony on Saturday, September 12. The ceremony honored 14 inspiring students, ages 18 and younger, who identified an area where liberty was lacking and took action to make positive change in their local schools or communities.

Learn about these amazing young people here.