MoAF Founder Makes Final Visionary Gift to Institution and Hands Reins to Next Generation of Supporters

MoAF Founder Makes Final Visionary Gift to Institution and Hands Reins to Next Generation of Supporters

May 3, 2016 | Press Releases

Wall Street veteran John E. Herzog has announced a final $5 million gift to the Museum of American Finance, the New York institution he founded more than 25 years ago.

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  • May 24, 2016
    Free Access to Downtown Cultural Institutions at Third Annual Night at the Museums on June 21
    Press ReleasesThe Museum of American Finance will offer free admission as part of "Night at the Museums" on June 21.
  • April 11, 2016
    A Wealth of Riches on Display
    MoAF in the NewsNew York Press's review of the Museum and its "Worth Its Weight" exhibit.
  • March 23, 2016
    Museum to Host "Global Perspective of Market Fundamentals: Electronic Trading, Volatility & Fairness" Panel Discussion
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    On Wednesday, April 6, the Museum of American Finance, the University of Edinburgh Business School and the American-Scottish Foundation will present a timely panel discussion about the impact of electronic trading on global markets, investors and the economy.

  • March 22, 2016
    Gold Starring at Museum of American Finance
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    It’s only fitting that the Museum of American Finance (MOAF), an affiliate of the Smithsonian Museum system located in New York City, would turn its attention to gold. A new exhibit that opened this past winter is known as “Worth Its Weight: Gold from the Ground Up.” Filled with a dizzying array of spectacular gold items from throughout the ages, this exhibit is intended to demonstrate the beauty and universal appeal of gold over the span of human history.

  • March 14, 2016
    Here's the Economic Impact of the Longevity Bonus
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    Retirement gurus, economists and other Big Thinkers like to talk about “the longevity bonus” — the extra 30 years or so that have been added to our lifespans, according to mortality statistics. The question is: What’s the economic impact of the longevity bonus?

  • March 14, 2016
    Retirement in an Age of Longevity
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    On Thursday evening, March 10, 2016, a panel of experts on aging, longevity and retirement gathered at the Museum of American Finance on Wall Street to discuss the economic impact longer lifespans will have on everything from Social Security to robotics to the non-profit sector.

  • March 10, 2016
    Will Social Security Be There for Millennials?
    MoAF in the NewsPreview of the Museum's program, "The Longevity Bonus," on
  • February 25, 2016
    FWA Celebrates 60th Anniversary with Two Free Admission Days at Museum of American Finance During Women's History Month
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    Admission to the Museum will be FREE for all visitors on Saturday, March 5 and Saturday, March 12 in honor of Women’s History Month, courtesy of the Financial Women’s Association (FWA). Celebrating its 60th anniversary, FWA Members, partner firms and supporters work to accelerate the leadership of women across the financial community. To date, the FWA has reached more than 5,000 young professionals and students through scholarships and mentoring.

  • February 18, 2016
    Museum of American Finance to Host Program on Longevity
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    On March 10, the Museum will host “The Longevity Bonus: The Economic Impact on the Retirement Megatrend,” a timely discussion about the implications of population aging – the only global megatrend causing a major impact in both developed and developing societies.

  • January 18, 2016
    PBS to Air 'Hamilton' Documentary This Fall
    MoAF in the NewsThe upcoming PBS documentary on the Broadway hit "Hamilton" will feature a visit to the Museum of American Finance.
  • December 31, 2015
    Book Review: Genealogy of American Finance
    MoAF in the describes the Museum's new book, Genealogy of American Finance, as "fascinating...clearly written and enjoyable to read."

  • December 31, 2015
    Broadway Hit "Hamilton" Sparks Interest in Historic Places
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    MoAF features prominently in this Forbes list of the places that were once Hamilton’s stomping ground.

  • December 15, 2015
    Museum to Honor Charles Schwab and Robert Rubin at 2016 Gala
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    The Museum will honor the achievements of two financial leaders in both the public and private sectors at its annual gala on January 12, 2016. Robert Rubin will receive the Whitehead Award for Distinguished Public Service and Financial Leadership and Charles Schwab will receive the Museum's new Financial Innovation Award.

  • December 7, 2015
    Wall Street Welcomes Oldest Gold Coin, Most Expensive Gold Monopoly Set
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  • November 23, 2015
    Fascinating Exhibit on Gold from the Ground Up at the Museum of American Finance
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    Untapped Cities reviews the Museum's new "Worth Its Weight: Gold from the Ground Up" exhibit.

  • November 18, 2015
    The Long Reach of the Broadway Hit "Hamilton"
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    “Hamilton” is making a lot of money on Broadway. Nearby, the Museum of American Finance is also seeing visitor growth. Its room dedicated to Hamilton is typically only one draw among various exhibits about banking, Wall Street and money. Now, visitors head straight for it. Sensing an opportunity, the museum advertised in the Broadway musical’s program. Museum staffers are especially excited about the more diverse crowd showing an interest in Hamilton, including more younger visitors than usual.

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