MoAF in the News

  • 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.

  • August 5, 2015
    Bitcoin and the Reinvention of Money

    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.

  • August 5, 2015
    'Hamilton' on Broadway boosts interest in the '10 dollar Founding Father' far beyond the Great White Way

    At the Museum of American Finance, which is housed in the Wall St. building that was originally Hamilton’s Bank of New York, the musical has sparked first-timers.

  • June 18, 2015
    Save Alexander Hamilton!

    The author of the definitive bio of the first Treasury secretary says he deserves top billing on the $10 bill.

  • June 10, 2015
    CFA Institute Publications: Book Review of Genealogy of American FinanceIn 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
  • June 5, 2015
    The Corner: Book Review of Genealogy of American Finance

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

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

    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

    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

    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 21, 2015
    4 Museums that Will Boost Your Financial Literacy

    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.

  • April 17, 2015
    Musical, book put Alexander Hamilton on history buffs' radar

    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

    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 15, 2015
    MoAF Talk with Bruce Smart Airs on C-SPAN

    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.

  • March 13, 2015
    MoAF Monopoly Tournament Coverage

    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.

  • March 7, 2015
    MoAF Talk with Mary Pilon on The Monopolists Airs on C-SPAN

    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.

  • February 20, 2015
    Bitcoin is More Platform Than Currency

    Fundweb's coverage of the Museum's Bitcoin panel and fireside chat with Larry Summers.

  • February 12, 2015
    Larry Summers Likes the Idea of Bitcoin

    Speaking at the Museum of American Finance on Wall Street, Mr. Summers said Bitcoin, the virtual currency that has become a phenomenon in the technology and financial industries, could help reduce costs and inefficiencies in the global payments system. But so could other payment technologies.

  • January 14, 2015
    Scene Last Night: Bob Rubin, David Rubenstein, Hip-Hop Hamilton

    Bloomberg's coverage of the Museum of American Finance's 2015 Gala honoring David Rubenstein.

  • January 10, 2015
    MoAF Talk with Nicholas Wapshott Airs on C-SPAN

    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.

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