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4 Museums that Will Boost Your Financial Literacy

4 Museums that Will Boost Your Financial Literacy

Sheiresa Ngo, The CheatSheet
April 21, 2015 | MoAF in the News

A museum trip is a unique way to involve the entire family in financial education. Here are four finance museums that will provide a fun and educational experience for the entire household.

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  • 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 of American Finance 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
    Announcements

    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
    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.

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

    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.

  • 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.

  • September 2, 2014
    MoAF Adds Six New Courses For Fall 2014 Semester
    Press Releases

    The Museum of American Finance today announced the launch of six new courses for the Fall 2014 semester. The addition of these classes enhances the Museum’s already strong financial education program offerings for elementary though graduate-level students.

  • June 11, 2014
    MoAF, R.W. Pressprich and Boys' Club of NY Ring NYSE Opening Bell to Launch Free Student Program
    Announcements

    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.

  • June 10, 2014
    Night at the Museums Offers Special Access to 13 Museums and Historic Sites as Part of the River To River Festival 2014
    Press Releases

    For the first time ever, Lower Manhattan will turn 13 of the city's museums into a summer cultural destination at a special event that is part of this year’s "River To River Festival" (June 19-29).


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