The board and staff of the Museum of American Finance are deeply saddened by the loss of John Whitehead, who passed away on February 7 at the age of 92.
On the evening of December 3, the Museum hosted the first showing of a new documentary film, “Lucky Balls,” commemorating the 25th year that the “Charging Bull” sculpture by Arturo Di Modica has been at Bowling Green Park in New York City. Over the years, the sculpture has become one of the most popular attractions in Lower Manhattan and one of the most widely-recognized images around the world. The documentary will be entered in the Tribeca Film Festival next year, and eventually a wider distribution is anticipated.
Representatives from the Museum of American Finance, R.W. Pressprich and the Boys’ Club of New York visited the NYSE and rang The Opening Bell to mark the second consecutive year that R.W. Pressprich has sponsored free student admission to the Museum over the summer, as well as financial education programs at the Museum for members of the Boys’ Club of New York.
On September 4, the Museum unveiled a new photo booth, providing guests with the opportunity to capture their visits to the Financial District. A variety of finance- and money-themed backgrounds are available, including the Museum facade on Wall Street. Each set of four photos costs $5, with the proceeds benefiting the Museum's educational programs.
Admission to the Museum will be FREE for all visitors on Saturdays through 2013, courtesy of Southport Lane.
On Friday, April 26, the Museum will launch an updated version of "Tracking the Credit Crisis: A Timeline." Presented as a monumental 7 ft. x 56 ft. graphic wall, the exhibit traces the development of the most recent financial crisis from the bursting of the housing bubble through the unprecedented trillions of dollars being guaranteed and injected into the private sector by the US government.
On Friday, April 12, current and former NFL players studying for their MBAs spoke about the value of education and financial literacy to 7th and 8th grade students in the Museum's Center for Financial Education.
Registration is now open for the Fall 2012 semester of the Museum Finance Academy. Classes are held once a week on Thursdays and Fridays from 4:00 to 5:30 pm, and Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm.