This holiday giving season, help us empower kids to become heroes.

At the National Liberty Museum, we share stories of everyday heroes whose character and courage have expanded liberty for all. For the past eight years, our educators have used these inspirational stories in the Young Heroes Outreach Program to empower more than 5,000 students to be resilient and self-reliant leaders. Young Heroes challenges kids to identify real-life liberty issues in their world and then work together to fix them. From anti-bullying campaigns to neighborhood cleanups, our Young Heroes students get to see first-hand how their leadership and teamwork are changing the world.

As of today, 14 of our Young Heroes schools are fully sponsored for the 2018-2019 school year. We have four schools left to fund, and we can’t do it without you. Please help us to raise $60,000 by December 31, 2018.

Meet our schools that need your help:

  1. Joseph J. Greenberg School

    The 7th grade Young Heroes from this Northeast Philadelphia school have completed ambitious projects in past program years! They’ve tackled issues ranging from school funding to net neutrality, and we can’t wait to see what they address this year. Can you help them achieve their goals?





    For the past two years, Elbert-Palmer’s 5th grade Young Heroes have addressed the needs of people experiencing homelessness in their Wilmington, DE, neighborhood. Not only have they gathered food, toiletries, and donations—they’ve also traveled to the state capital to meet with legislators about this important issue. Please join us in helping to support the good work of these Young Heroes.





    Hostos Charter School is embarking on its first year of participation in YHOP. The 6th graders at Hostos have already shown a knack for social issues research, and they’re excited to learn more. Please help give them a warm welcome to the program by contributing your support.






    The fifth graders at Spring Garden Elementary can’t wait to get started on their service project—and neither can their teachers, who are participating in YHOP for the first time! Donate today and help get them started on their project.








Thank You to Our Generous Partners and Supporters

Foundation and Government Partners

Do you know a young person who deserves special recognition?

We are now accepting nominations for our 2019 TD Bank Young Heroes Award. This honor recognizes young people who have taken action to make positive social change in their schools and communities. To learn more and submit a nomination, please click here. The nomination deadline is July 14.

Nominations for the 2019 Awards of Valor are NOW OPEN

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. We are now accepting nominations for the 2019 Awards. If you know a person deserving of this special recognition, please tell us about them. The deadline to submit a nomination is July 31,

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Welcome the Stranger Exhibit

Welcome the Stranger, a one-woman exhibit of cast glass, ceramics, and mixed media by artist Micaela Amateau Amato, will be on display in our GlassAccess Gallery from March 9 - June 9, 2019. This collection of works is Amato's interpretation of modern and historic figures who rose like “superheroes” to accept seemingly impossible challenges of liberty. Shown here are cast glass sculptures of Harriet Tubman and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Learn more about this exhibit by clicking here.

Liberty Forum: Firearms

We invite you to join us on Wednesday, May 15 at 7:00pm for the first in this new series that brings attendees from all points of view together. We will discuss the issue of firearms with our Moderator Intersect Alliance, along with invited experts and other participants. Our goal is to provide attendees with the tools needed for moving our conversations on hot button issues, like this, offline and back into human discussions.

Learn more and reserve your place today by clicking here.

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. Read & Romps are held twice a week, on Monday and Saturday mornings. Learn about the “story of the week” and choose the day that works best for you! Snacks and Museum admission are included.

Check our events calendar for upcoming Read & Romps.

Lila Liberty's Hero Quest

Join Lila Liberty on her quest to spread acceptance and kindness by helping her collect her "Super Hero Gadgets" throughout the Museum. This self-guided experience will encourage your child to understand how qualities like empathy, integrity, responsibility, and courage define what it means to be a Hero.

Lila Liberty’s Hero Quest is available between 12-5:00pm every Saturday and Sunday. It is included in the cost of admission. Learn more.