Wednesday, May 18, 2016
05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
In the aftermath of recent financial crises, it's easy to see finance as a wrecking ball: something that destroys fortunes and jobs, and undermines governments and banks. In Money Changes Everything, leading financial historian William Goetzmann argues the exact opposite—that the development of finance has made the growth of civilizations possible.
Event Video Archive
Barbara Chernow on "Behind the Scenes at the Papers of Alexander Hamilton"
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Join us for a lunchtime event with the associate editor of The Papers of Alexander Hamilton.
Sidney Rocke on "The Fight Against Counterfeiting"
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Join us for a lunchtime event with the Chief Counsel for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing on the government's fight against counterfeiting.
Kenneth Rogoff on "The Curse of Cash"
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Renowned economist and bestselling author Kenneth Rogoff will discuss his new book about phasing out most paper money to fight crime and tax evasion—and to battle financial crises by tapping the power of negative interest rates.
Book Launch Event: Richard Sylla on "Alexander Hamilton: The Illustrated Biography"
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Join us for brief remarks, followed by a reception and book signing to celebrate the release of MoAF Chairman Dr. Richard Sylla's new book on Alexander Hamilton.
Local author Bryan Barreras will take the audience on a virtual tour of several of the locations central to the events depicted in Hamilton, and he explains the connections between the show’s songs and these locations.
Your Vote. Your Money.: Tracking Investor Sentiment in the Run-up to the Election
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Leaders in financial markets, technology, communications and data analysis will explore how the positions and platforms of the presidential candidates drive investors’ and voters’ financial concerns and how that is reflected in online activity, political polls and the markets.
Archives International Auction
Saturday, October 22, 2016
During the Wall Street Collectors Bourse, Archives International will conduct an auction featuring a large and varied group of bank notes, scripophily and security printing ephemera from numerous estates and long-time collections.
Leonard Zax on “Hamilton in Paterson: America’s First Tech Incubator”
Friday, October 21, 2016
Leonard Zax, president of the Hamilton Partnership, will discuss the new national park dedicated to Alexander Hamilton in Paterson, NJ.
6th Annual Wall Street Collectors Bourse
Friday, October 21, 2016
The Museum will once again be the venue for the Wall Street Collectors Bourse, which will take place October 21-23, 2016. Now in its sixth year, the Bourse is a free exposition, sale and live auction by international collectors and dealers displaying hundreds of works on paper from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.
Joe Jordan on Bob Benmosche and his book, "Good for the Money"
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Join us for a lunchtime talk on Good for the Money: My Fight to Pay Back America.
Join us for a lunchtime talk with Michael van Biema on his new book on concentrated value investing.
Author Haley Sweetland Edwards on "Shadow Courts"
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Join us for a lunchtime event with Time correspondent Haley Sweetland Edwards on her new book, Shadow Courts: The Tribunals That Rule Global Trade.
Edward Lengel on "First Entrepreneur: How George Washington Built His — and the Nation's — Prosperity"
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Join us for a talk and book signing with Washington scholar and historian Edward Lengel on his new book.
Damien Cregeau on “Mad Men in the Age of Downton Abbey"
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Historian Damien Cregeau delivers a colorful visual presentation about New York’s landmark buildings in the early 20th century.
Jeff Gramm on "Dear Chairman: Boardroom Battles and the Rise of Shareholder Activism"
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Join us for a talk and book signing with author Jeff Gramm on Dear Chairman, his acclaimed new book on the history of shareholder activism.
CelebrateHAMILTON Event Series
Monday, July 11, 2016
The fifth annual CelebrateHAMILTON program, a series of events about Alexander Hamilton's life presented by the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society, begins on July 6 and runs through July 17. There are over 30 events planned in New York and New Jersey as part of this year's program, including a series of events on July 11, the anniversary of the Hamilton-Burr duel.
Smithsonian Curator Ellen Feingold on "The Value of Money"
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Join us for a talk and book signing with Ellen Feingold, curator of the Smithsonian's National Numismatic Collection.
In The Bank War: Andrew Jackson, Nicholas Biddle, and the Fight for American Finance, historian Paul Kahan explores one of the most important and dramatic events in American political and economic history, from the idea of centralized banking and the First Bank of the United States to Jackson’s triumph, the era of “free banking” and the creation of the Federal Reserve System.
Talk and Walkthrough: The Hamiltons
Thursday, May 12, 2016
MoAF members and friends receive discounted admission to this Hamilton-themed talk and tour at the Museum of the City of New York.