The National Liberty Museum celebrated its TD Bank 2020 Young Heroes Award on Saturday, September 12.
 
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 finalists, 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. This year’s TD Bank Young Heroes were chosen from a pool of national nominations from eleven states, and includes seven young people from the Philadelphia region. The nominations were submitted by friends, teachers and community members who recognized the incredible contributions of these outstanding young citizens. The names of the honorees are listed below. The 2020 President’s Honor Winner, Nikita Bharati, received a $2,000 Scholarship.

To mark the occasion, TD Bank Representatives, National Liberty Museum leadership, friends and family gathered via zoom for a special event where each Young Hero was recognized and their stories were shared. Arnav Kaushik was the Keynote Speaker. A 2017 Young Hero as an 8th grader, Arnav started the Last Chance Repair Club to reduce landfill waste and teach fellow students at Souderton Charter School repair skills.
 
Congratulations to the 2020 honorees. Click on their videos to learn their stories.

Nikita Bharati, President’s Honor Winner
Chandler, Arizona
Basha High School

 

Molly Cantillion
Livingston, New Jersey
Newark Academy

 

Brianna Davis
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Abington Friends School

 

Andrew Diep-Tran
San Marcos, California
Mission Hills High School

 

Matthew Genatempo
Sellersville, Pennsylvania
The Pennington School

 

Dev Joshi
Atlanta, Georgia
The Westminster Schools

 

Amy Liu
Warrington, Pennsylvania
Central Bucks High School South

Trinity Pryor
Yardley, Pennsylvania
The Pennington School

 

Tristan Riobe-Taylor
Nyack, New York
Liberty Elementary School

 

Bianca Salerno
Haverford, Pennsylvania
Coopertown Elementary

 

Jace Wilson
Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
Beverly Hills Middle School

 

Bill Zhang
Holmdel, New Jersey
Holmdel High School

 

Annie Zhu
Houston, Texas
Bellaire High School

 

Zahyr Thomas
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
William L. Sayre High School

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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:
Heroes Training, A weekend featuring both a live and prerecorded program, Saturday & Sunday, May 29 and May 30

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to learn more.

NLM@Night

The Museum offers a wide variety of engaging experiences both on-site at the Museum and virtually. Our NLM@Night series includes fun and informative entertainment on the subject of liberty specifically for adults.

Upcoming Events Include:
How to Find Peace in Liberty: An Interactive Virtual Tour, May 25, 5PM
Graphic Content Exhibition Members-Only Preview, June 17, 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.

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.