MoAF in the News

  • April 11, 2016
    A Wealth of Riches on DisplayNew York Press's review of the Museum and its "Worth Its Weight" exhibit.
  • March 22, 2016
    Gold Starring at Museum of American Finance

    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 17, 2016
    How $1,000 Invested at Birth Could Change Everything

    Sen. Bob Kerrey reiterated his support for what he calls “wealth accounts” last week during a discussion on the financial impact of longevity, hosted by Bank of America Merrill Lynch at the Museum of American Finance in New York.

  • March 14, 2016
    Retirement in an Age of Longevity

    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 14, 2016
    Here's the Economic Impact of the Longevity Bonus

    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 10, 2016
    Will Social Security Be There for Millennials?Preview of the Museum's program, "The Longevity Bonus," on TheStreet.com.
  • January 18, 2016
    PBS to Air 'Hamilton' Documentary This FallThe upcoming PBS documentary on the Broadway hit "Hamilton" will feature a visit to the Museum of American Finance.
  • January 13, 2016
    KKR's Roberts, SkyBridge's Scaramucci Betting Small on Powerball

    Bloomberg's coverage of the Museum's 2016 Gala honoring Charles Schwab and Robert Rubin.

  • December 31, 2015
    Broadway Hit "Hamilton" Sparks Interest in Historic Places

    MoAF features prominently in this Forbes list of the places that were once Hamilton’s stomping ground.

  • December 31, 2015
    Book Review: Genealogy of American FinanceEH.net describes the Museum's new book, Genealogy of American Finance, as "fascinating...clearly written and enjoyable to read."

  • December 22, 2015
    From Teeth to Toilets, This Dazzling Exhibit of Gold Artifacts Has the Midas Touch

    An exhibit at New York City's Museum of American Finance tracks the allure of gold through the centuries.

  • December 7, 2015
    Wall Street Welcomes Oldest Gold Coin, Most Expensive Gold Monopoly SetJoin Kitco News' Daniela Cambone on Wall Street as she tours the Museum of American Finance's latest exhibit, "Worth Its Weight: Gold from the Ground Up."
  • November 23, 2015
    Fascinating Exhibit on Gold from the Ground Up at the Museum of American Finance

    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"

    “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.

  • November 18, 2015
    Fox Good Day New York Previews "Worth Its Weight"MoAF Deputy Director Kristin Aguilera and Jewelry Artist Sidney Mobell bring objects from the "Worth Its Weight" exhibit for an in-studio exhibit preview with Rosanna Scotto and Greg Kelly.
  • October 13, 2015
    Object of Intrigue: Banknotes for a Japanese-Occupied Hawaii

    The story behind the WWII era Hawaii notes, on view in the Museum's "America in Circulation" exhibit, featuring the collection of Mark R. Shenkman.

  • September 26, 2015
    Follow the Money -- to a Museum in NYC
  • September 25, 2015
    Retracing Alexander Hamilton's Historic Steps Through NYC

    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

    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

    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.


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