By Maggie McGrath, Forbes
As the Federal Reserve prepares for its first woman chairman in history – pending Senate confirmation – an exhibit roughly 227 miles north on I-95 is celebrating a different milestone for the Fed: its centennial. Housed at the Museum of American Finance is “The Fed at 100,” an exhibit aiming to commemorate, if not celebrate, the Fed’s long history.Read More
Author Malcolm MacKay discusses his book, Impeccable Connections: The Rise and Fall of Richard Whitney, at a Lunch and Learn event at the Museum of American Finance. He details Mr. Whitney’s journey from president of the New York Stock Exchange to convicted white collar criminal.
Next week the Museum of American Finance will open an exhibit called "The Fed at 100," which will run through Oct. 1, 2014.
The museum currently has on display a unique piece on long-term loan from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Visitors during Smithsonian Museum Day Live! can get up close to a golden, bejeweled Monopoly set worth $2 million, created by jeweler Sidney Mobell.
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.
The Museum of American Finance today announced that Southport Lane, a New York-based private equity and asset management firm, will be sponsoring free Saturday admissions for the remainder of 2013.
Admission to the Museum will be FREE for all visitors on Saturdays through 2013, courtesy of Southport Lane.
MoAF President David Cowen shows us one of America's very first government budgets. You may be shocked at the figures.
The US government is $16,828,845,497,183.90 in debt (but who's counting?). How did we get here? Talk about the origins of our debt, and you'll start a conversation about policy in the last few years, maybe the last decade. But, as MoAF President David Cowen explains to The Motley Fool's Morgan Housel, the real origins go back much farther than that.
There is a common perception that old news is worthless, but old news can often teach you more about the future than current news. MoAF President David Cowen provides a great example of the value of old news.
The Motley Fool's Morgan Housel asks David Cowen, CEO of the Museum of American Finance and a financial historian, what he thinks of Wall Street's boom-bust cycle.
The Motley Fool's Morgan Housel asks MoAF President/CEO David Cowen what the Crash of 2008 was like from the perspective of a financial historian.