The National Liberty Museum celebrated its TD Bank 2021 Young Heroes Award on Sunday, August 22.

The National Liberty Museum celebrated its 21st annual TD Bank Young Heroes Awards with a Virtual Awards Ceremony on Sunday, August 22. The ceremony honored 15 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, 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 2021 President’s Honor Winner, Miran Bhima, 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. Nikita Bharati was the Keynote Speaker. The 2020 President’s Honor Winner, Nikita founded the non-profit Girl STEMempowerment to make available free, all-inclusive STEM-based programs to girls around the world.

Congratulations to the 2021 honorees. Click on their videos to learn their stories.

Mehtaab Bath
Dublin, California
Dublin High School

 

Miran Bhima – President’s Honor Winner
Charlotte, North Carolina
North Carolina School of Science and Math

 

Sai Bommineni
Dallas, Texas
Centennial High School

 

Hannah Guan
San Antonio, Texas
Basis San Antonio Shavano

 

Aliza Lopez
North Brunswick, New Jersey
North Brunswick Township High School

 

Devika Manoj
Suwanee, Georgia
Lambert High School

 

Lilyanna Nowak
Suwanee, Pennsylvania
Liberty High School

Divek Patel
Ossining, New York
Hackley High School

Ila Prabhuram
Woodstock, Georgia
Etowah High School

 

Pranavi Reddi
Frisco, Texas
Centennial High School

 

Veronica Santina Rojas
Mickleton, New Jersey
Kingsway Regional Middle School

 

Aditi Sengupta
Charlotte, North Carolina
Ardrey Kell High School

 

Ashley Shan
Dallas, Texas
Greenhill School

 

Ronak Suchindra
Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
Lionville Middle School

 

Elizabeth Zheng
Dresher, Pennsylvania
Upper Dublin High School

 

 

 

 

 

Fall is for kids and Families
at the NLM.

The NLM offers a full calendar of virtual and on-site 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.

Check out our exciting list of upcoming events for the fall.


Strength & Fragility Exhibition

*Final weeks to see the Peace Portal!

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, immersive soundscapes and –*through September 12 only!– a magnificent 9-foot-high glass canopy by Ulla Darni, entitled the "Peace Portal.” Be sure to see this exhibition before the Peace Portal is taken down.

You'll find complete information here.

Art that acts as Social Commentary

The Graphic Content exhibition features graphic-centered artworks that take inspiration from counterculture tradition and give voice to those outside the mainstream. It features works that embody the artists' personal reflections on the current social and political climate.

The exhibition is on view through November 7, 2021
Learn more and purchase your Museum tickets now.

The artform of cartooning celebrates diversity, liberty, and inclusion

As a companion piece to the Graphic Content Exhibition, the NLM has brought back select pieces from Caretoons, a popular annual exhibition/competition that ran from 2005-2010. Through drawings submitted by children, as well as amateur and professional artists from around the world, the images in Caretoons grapple with contemporary issues through the approachable lens of cartoons and graphic art.

Click here to learn more and purchase your Museum tickets.

An exhibition celebrating NLM Award Winners

Since the NLM’s founding, a major component of our work has been our series of annual awards programs honoring the everyday heroes who live among us. This exhibition celebrates teachers, students, police officers, firefighters & first-responders, and healthcare professionals who have demonstrated extraordinary courage and made a difference in the lives of others.

Click here to learn more and purchase Museum tickets.

Events at NLM

The NLM hosts a robust calendar of programs and events for adults, from thought-provoking panel discussions to fun and engaging tours and workshops.

To see what's happening this summer, click here.


For special evening adult programs, visit NLM@Night.

Virtual Guided Group Tours now available

Here's a great way to enjoy the NLM. Our staff will lead you on a virtual tour of the Museum, as they explain our history, our mission, and our special exhibitions. We offer a range of virtual guided tour themes or we can customize a tour specifically for your group.

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.

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.