The Best NYC Museums You've Never Heard Of

The Best NYC Museums You've Never Heard Of

By Jillian Anthony, Conde Nast Traveler
May 18, 2015 | MoAF in the News

There's more to see below Chambers Street besides the typical tourist spots. Depart from the crowds (as much as you can, anyway) and visit these 10 museums exploring NYC's history, skyscrapers and even its elevators.

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  • May 5, 2015
    On the Money: Museum Features Currency as Intricate Art
    MoAF in the News

    If money could really talk, what tales could be told by the 250 notes on display at the new exhibit, “America in Circulation: A History of US Currency” at the Museum of American Finance.

  • May 4, 2015
    What Financial History Can Teach Advisors
    MoAF in the News

    In their ambitious new book, Genealogy of American Finance, historians Robert E. Wright and Richard Sylla trace the histories of the 50 largest financial institutions in the United States. The lavishly illustrated book's narratives and detailed “family trees” trace the evolution of a variety of financial companies from their institutional ancestors.

  • April 17, 2015
    Musical, book put Alexander Hamilton on history buffs' radar
    MoAF in the News

    It’s a fine time for history geeks with a thing for Alexander Hamilton. A hip-hop-and-history musical called Hamilton — inspired by an 800-page biography — recently opened off-Broadway and is sold out for months. Fans of the man, book or musical can also visit a variety of places connected to Hamilton, from his Harlem home to the New Jersey waterfront where he was shot in a duel.

  • March 29, 2015
    Book Focuses on History of BB&T, Wells Fargo and Other Banks
    MoAF in the News

    The stunning rise of BB&T Corp. from an eastern North Carolina community bank to a major Southeast powerhouse has been documented in a new book titled Genealogy of American Finance. The book by finance professors Richard Sylla and Robert Wright focuses on the nation’s Top 50 financial institutions and their growth strategies. It has been published by Columbia University Press in conjunction with the Museum of American Finance.

  • March 25, 2015
    Museum to Open “America in Circulation: A History of US Currency" Exhibit on April 15
    Press Releases

    On April 15, the Museum will open “America in Circulation: A History of US Currency Featuring the Collection of Mark R. Shenkman.” Visitors will have the opportunity to view hundreds of beautiful and rare examples of American paper money and to explore them in more depth through large interactive touch screen displays.

  • March 13, 2015
    MoAF Monopoly Tournament Coverage
    MoAF in the News

    Barry Mitchell invades a Monopoly tournament at The Museum of American Finance and learns the history of the game from Mary Pilon, author of the new book, The Monopolists.

  • February 20, 2015
    Bitcoin is More Platform Than Currency
    MoAF in the News

    Fundweb's coverage of the Museum's Bitcoin panel and fireside chat with Larry Summers.

  • February 18, 2015
    Museum Launches Book and Website Tracing the “Family Trees” of the 50 Largest US Banks
    Press Releases

    The Museum of American Finance and Columbia Business School Publishing today announced their collaboration on a new book featuring the genealogical “family trees” of the nation’s 50 largest banks alongside beautifully illustrated narrative histories of each bank. The book will officially be released on March 10, 2015.

  • February 7, 2015
    Remembering John Whitehead

    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.

  • January 15, 2015
    NYC Department of Education Celebrates National Mentoring Month at Museum of American Finance
    Press Releases

    The Fund for Public Schools, New York City Mentoring Program and Museum of American Finance partner to bring together 500 mentors, mentees and supporters to commemorate 14th Anniversary of National Mentoring Month.

  • January 10, 2015
    MoAF Talk with Nicholas Wapshott Airs on C-SPAN
    MoAF in the News

    Nicholas Wapshott talks about his book, The Sphinx: Franklin Roosevelt, the Isolationists and the Road to World War II at an event in the Museum's Lunch and Learn Series.

  • December 9, 2014
    Museum Premieres “Charging Bull” Documentary and Displays Replica Sculpture

    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.

  • December 9, 2014
    David Rubenstein to Receive 2015 Whitehead Award for Public Service and Financial Leadership from Museum of American Finance
    Press Releases

    David M. Rubenstein will receive the Museum of American Finance’s 2015 Whitehead Award for Distinguished Public Service and Financial Leadership. The award is presented annually to a person who has demonstrated a high order of achievement and leadership in the field of finance, and also served with notable distinction in the public sector.

  • November 15, 2014
    This is What Stock Trading Used to Look Like
    MoAF in the News

    The Telegraph compiled a slideshow of images on the history of trading, from the 19th century to today, featuring photographs from the Museum's collection.

  • October 16, 2014
    Conservative Tax Foundation Honors Gov. Cuomo for Recent Reforms
    MoAF in the News
  • September 6, 2014
    David Cowen's Talk on "Financing the War of 1812" Airs on C-SPAN
    MoAF in the News

    David Cowen, the Museum's President/CEO, explores how one of the Treasury's greatest leaders helped fight the War of 1812.

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