By Ron Chernow, for Politico Magazine
June 18, 2015 | MoAF in the News
The author of the definitive bio of the first Treasury secretary says he deserves top billing on the $10 bill.Read More
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.
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.
Mary Pilon talked about her book, The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World's Favorite Board Game, about the origins of the board-game Monopoly. ... Instead, the author recounts a version of the game that existed thirty years prior, The Landlord's Game, created by Lizzie Magie, which was linked to progressive politics.
Fundweb's coverage of the Museum's Bitcoin panel and fireside chat with Larry Summers.
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.
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.
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.