MoAF in the News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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