Follow the Money -- to a Museum in NYC

Follow the Money -- to a Museum in NYC

By Anne Kadet, The Wall Street Journal
September 26, 2015 | MoAF in the News

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  • September 25, 2015
    Retracing Alexander Hamilton's Historic Steps Through NYC
    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.

  • September 1, 2015
    Berkshire Hathaway 50th Anniversary Symposium
    MoAF in the News

    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.

  • August 9, 2015
    Alexander Hamilton Before the Revolution
    MoAF in the News

    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.

  • August 7, 2015
    Exhibit Preview: "Worth Its Weight: Gold from the Ground Up"

    Preview of the Museum's upcoming gold exhibit, opening November 19, 2015.

  • August 5, 2015
    Bitcoin and the Reinvention of Money
    MoAF in the News

    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.

  • June 10, 2015
    CFA Institute Publications: Book Review of Genealogy of American Finance
    MoAF in the NewsIn addition to tracing the histories of America’s 50 largest financial corporations, this richly illustrated coffee-table book spotlights many of the important economic events that influenced the evolutions of those institutions.
  • June 9, 2015
    Object of Intrigue: The Most Beautiful Banknote in US History
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  • June 5, 2015
    The Corner: Book Review of Genealogy of American Finance
    MoAF in the News

    Review of the new book, Genealogy of American Finance, published by the Museum of American Finance and Columbia Business School Publishing.

  • May 26, 2015
    Free Access to Downtown Cultural Institutions at Second Annual Night at the Museums
    Press Releases

    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.

  • May 18, 2015
    The Best NYC Museums You've Never Heard Of
    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.

  • 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 15, 2015
    MoAF Talk with Bruce Smart Airs on C-SPAN
    MoAF in the News

    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.

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