By Anne Kadet, The Wall Street Journal
September 26, 2015 | MoAF in the News
Perhaps no other person has had so much influence on the American economic system as Hamilton. Not only was the guy the very first Secretary of the Treasury, he also was instrumental in establishing the United States Mint. His contributions are honored with a dedicated room at the Museum of American Finance, in the very same building that once housed the Hamilton-established Bank of New York.
Golden anniversaries warrant jubilee celebrations and no milestone in value investing warrants more notice than that of Berkshire Hathaway’s 50 years under Warren Buffett’s leadership. Wall Street’s Museum of American Finance on November 11 will host a symposium commemorating this achievement. Boasting a dozen devotees of Berkshire and its philosophy, discussion will consider Berkshire’s conception of partnership, views from those who have been significant investors, and assessments from those who have been inspired to emulate the Berkshire model.
Michael E. Newton discusses his book, Alexander Hamilton: The Formative Years, about the early life of the Founding Father from the West Indies, in a program at the Museum of American Finance. Mr. Newton talks about his research process and how Hamilton’s early experiences helped prepare him to become one of the most influential of the Founding Fathers.
Preview of the Museum's upcoming gold exhibit, opening November 19, 2015.
ABC Radio features the Museum's Lunch and Learn program with New York Times reporter and author Nathaniel Popper on the inside story of Bitcoin.
Review of the new book, Genealogy of American Finance, published by the Museum of American Finance and Columbia Business School Publishing.
On June 23, the Downtown Culturals Group will present the second annual “Night at the Museums” event, bringing visitors and locals of Lower Manhattan unique experiences at 15 of the area’s most diverse and culturally significant institutions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Smart showed a number of banknotes from his personal collection as well as rare bills, including those with images of Martha Washington and a Native American.