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Why Is Money Green?

Why Is Money Green?

By Esther Crain, LearnVest
March 17, 2017 | MoAF in the News

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, LearnVest explores the reason why our money has historically been green.

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  • March 17, 2017
    Black History in US Currency
    MoAF in the News

    Coins and bills may seem to be just a way we pay for things, but they have a psychic and symbolic weight that belies their physical heft. Just think about the debates around imagery when the Euro was created, or the more recent dust-up over changes to the U.S. $20 bill. It was against this backdrop that the Museum of American Finance opened its newest exhibit, "For The Love of Money: Blacks on US Currency," featuring coins, medals and medallions bearing images of Black icons, historical events, and institutions central to American history.

  • March 8, 2017
    The First Women of Wealth and the Policies That Paved Their Way
    MoAF in the News

    A brief history of women in finance, business, politics and entrepreneurship -- and the policies that paved the way for them.

  • March 2, 2017
    FWA Celebrates International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month at Museum of American Finance
    Press Releases

    The Financial Women's Association of New York (FWA) is celebrating International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month during the month of March at the Museum of American Finance. Sponsored by OppenheimerFunds, the FWA is proud to host two Free Saturdays at the Museum in honor of Women’s History Month on Saturday, March 4, 2017 and Saturday, March 11, 2017.

  • February 27, 2017
    12 Art Installations and Exhibits in NYC Not to Miss March 2017
    MoAF in the News

    Uptapped cities includes the Museum's new exhibit, "For the Love of Money: Blacks on US Currency," in its list of not-to-miss exhibits this March.

  • February 27, 2017
    Money Love
    MoAF in the News

    The Manhattan Times reviews "For the Love of Money: Blacks on US Currency."

  • February 22, 2017
    Manhattan Exhibit Highlights Black Americans on US Currency
    MoAF in the NewsNY1's Roger Clark visits the Museum for the opening of its new exhibit, "For the Love of Money: Blacks on US Currency."
  • February 3, 2017
    Wall Street Wonders: The Museum of American Finance Gala
    MoAF in the News

    Why does finance matter? David J. Cowen, president and CEO of the Museum of American Finance can answer that question. Standing in front of the podium at Cipriani Wall Street on Wednesday night for the institution’s 2017 Gala, he said, “Finance can and does change lives. It is not just dark and mysterious and builds a barrier on walls to the average person, but we in this room know that finance is a beacon of light. It is the best tool for individual self improvement.”

  • February 3, 2017
    Museum of American Finance Opens New Exhibit: “For the Love of Money: Blacks on US Currency”
    Press Releases

    In honor of Black History Month, the Museum has opened “For the Love of Money: Blacks on US Currency,” a traveling exhibit on loan from the Museum of UnCut Funk.

  • February 2, 2017
    Finance Makes America Great, Say Larry Summer, Joe Ricketts
    MoAF in the News

    Different takes on how finance makes America great had about 450 guests perking up their ears Wednesday evening. Two perspectives came from the honorees at the annual gala of the Museum of American Finance in New York: Larry Summers and Joe Ricketts.

  • January 26, 2017
    MoAF to Host Evening Program: "21st Century Banking: Bridging the Digital Divide"
    Press Releases

    On Thursday, February 9, the Museum of American Finance will host “21st Century Banking: Bridging the Digital Divide,” a fireside chat and panel discussion on the major transformations that are challenging banking norms and reshaping customers’ relationships with their money and their banks.

  • January 17, 2017
    MoAF to Honor Joe Ricketts and Lawrence H. Summers at 2017 Gala
    Press Releases

    The Museum of American Finance will honor the achievements of two financial leaders in both the public and private sectors at its annual gala on February 1, 2017.

  • November 18, 2016
    MoAF Partners with Scripophily Dealers On Stock Giveaway for New York Area Teachers
    Press Releases

    The Museum of American Finance has partnered with two historical document dealers on an educational program to place primary source documents in local classrooms. Scripophily.com and Scott J. Winslow Associates, Inc. will sponsor free stock certificates for social studies teachers throughout the New York area.

  • November 11, 2016
    History Personified Podcast: Alexander Hamilton
    MoAF in the News

    American historical figure Alexander Hamilton has experienced a recent surge in interest due to the massively popular Broadway musical bearing his name. But what was Hamilton really all about? On this week's episode, we dig deeper into the life of the father of American finance with Museum of Finance President & CEO David Cowen.

  • October 22, 2016
    21 Things We Learned from Hamilton's America
    MoAF in the NewsThe PBS documentary unearthed new facts about Lin-Manuel Miranda, his musical sensation and the man who inspired it all. See #19 from the Museum of American Finance.
  • October 21, 2016
    Hamilton's America Sneak Peak: An Inside Look at the Making of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway Hit
    MoAF in the News

    This preview clip from Hamilton's America documents the cast delivering a performance of “The Room Where It Happens” for President Barack Obama at the White House, and follows Miranda and costar Leslie Odom Jr. visit the Museum of American Finance to get a deeper understanding of the historical figures they depicted on stage.

  • October 19, 2016
    MoAF to Host Evening Program: “Your Vote. Your Money.”
    Press ReleasesOn October 27, the Museum of American Finance will host “Your Vote. Your Money.: Tracking Investor Sentiment in the Run-Up to the Election.” Leaders in financial markets, media, 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.

  • September 22, 2016
    Watch Preview of PBS Documentary, Hamilton's America
    MoAF in the News

    Lin-Manuel Miranda, who originated the role of Hamilton in the musical, and Leslie Odom, Jr., who won a Tony for his portrayal of Aaron Burr, visit the Museum of American Finance to get a deeper understanding of the historical figures they are depicting on stage.

  • September 15, 2016
    Walking Tour Commemorates Anniversaries of the Great Crashes of 1929 and 1987
    Press ReleasesThe 29th annual "Great Crashes" tour will explore Wall Street’s panics, crashes, scandals and revitalization.
  • July 19, 2016
    New Audio Tour Brings MoAF Exhibits to Life
    MoAF in the News

    The Museum of American Finance’s new, 12-stop audio tour tells the stories behind several of its most popular collections and exhibits.


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