Thursday, March 10, 2016
06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Among the multiple transformations challenging 21st century norms and reshaping society, population aging is the only global megatrend causing a major impact in both developed and developing societies. This program features a fireside chat with Senator Bob Kerrey and Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Andy Sieg, followed by a panel moderated by former Wall Street Journal columnist Jonathan Clements.
Event Video Archive
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.
Join us for a lunchtime event with historian Paul Kahan on his latest book, The Bank War.
William Goetzmann on "Money Changes Everything"
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
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.
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.
Join us for a lunchtime talk and book signing with Stephen Cohen, co-author of Concrete Economics.
Join us for a lunchtime event with prominent economist Edward Stringham on his new book, Private Governance.
Edward Morris on "Wall Streeters: The Creators and Corruptors of American Finance"
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
The 2008 financial collapse, the expansion of corporate and private wealth, the influence of money in politics—many of Wall Street's contemporary trends can be traced back to the work of 14 critical figures who wrote, and occasionally broke, the rules of American finance. Edward Morris plots in absorbing detail Wall Street's transformation from a clubby enclave of financiers to a symbol of vast economic power.
Please note: This event will be held in the Hamilton Board Room of 48 Wall Street (5th Floor).
Join us for a panel discussion in conjunction with the University of Edinburgh Business School and the American-Scottish Foundation during New York City's Tartan Week. Panel will be moderated by Tom Easton, American Finance Editor of The Economist, and will feature speakers from IEX, ICAP, Cantor Fitzgerald and the University of Edinburgh.
Mervyn King on "The End of Alchemy: Money, Banking and the Future of the Global Economy"
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Join us for a lunchtime event with Mervyn King, former governor of the Bank of England, on his new book.
Norton Reamer and Jesse Downing on "Investment: A History"
Friday, February 26, 2016
Norton Reamer and Jesse Downing, co-authors of Investment: A History, will speak on their entertaining and sophisticated new book.
Hamilton and Friends: Portraiture in Early New York
Thursday, February 11, 2016
MoAF members and friends receive discounted admission to this Hamilton-themed event at the Museum of the City of New York.
Dr. Richard Kurin on "The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects"
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Join us for an engaging presentation by Dr. Richard Kurin, Under Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, on The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects.
Margaret Oppenheimer on "The Woman Who Dueled with Aaron Burr...and Won"
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Join us for a lunchtime event with author Margaret Oppenheimer on her new book, The Remarkable Rise of Eliza Jumel.
2016 Gala Honoring Charles Schwab and Robert Rubin
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
The Museum will honor the achievements of Charles Schwab and Robert Rubin at its 2016 Gala.
Alexander Hamilton Birthday Event
Monday, January 11, 2016
Celebrate Alexander Hamilton's 259th birthday with the annual remembrance at his gravesite, followed by a keynote speech by Dr. Stephen F. Knott on his new book, Washington and Hamilton: The Alliance That Forged America.
John Sedgwick on "War of Two: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Duel that Stunned the Nation"
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Journalist John Sedgwick discusses his new book on the Hamilton/Burr duel.
Joshua Herbstman on "What $18 Trillion Looks Like: A Visual History of the US National Debt"
Thursday, December 10, 2015
This illustrated talk features the storied history of America’s national debt. From the Revolutionary War to the beginning of the Reagan administration, this presentation will be a visual journey of the debt that has shaped the world’s most powerful economy.
"Worth Its Weight" Opening Reception
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Please join us for a reception and remarks to open “Worth Its Weight: Gold from the Ground Up.” This exhibit will captivate visitors with the many spectacular and unexpected ways gold has influenced our lives – from science and technology to entertainment and pop culture to finance and economics. The exhibit will feature more than 100 unique and rare objects from more than 40 public and private collections including the Smithsonian Institution, the Tiffany & Co. Archives and The Rothschild Collection.
Please note: This event is sold out.
Artist's Talk with Renowned Jeweler Sidney Mobell
Thursday, November 19, 2015
This entertaining Q&A session features world renowned jewelry artist Sidney Mobell, whose work is featured in the Smithsonian Institution and in the Museum of American Finance's "Worth Its Weight" exhibit. He is interviewed by the Museum's President and CEO, David Cowen.