MoAF in the News

  • February 3, 2017
    Wall Street Wonders: The Museum of American Finance Gala

    Why does finance matter? David J. Cowen, president and CEO of the Museum of American Finance can answer that question. Standing in front of the podium at Cipriani Wall Street on Wednesday night for the institution’s 2017 Gala, he said, “Finance can and does change lives. It is not just dark and mysterious and builds a barrier on walls to the average person, but we in this room know that finance is a beacon of light. It is the best tool for individual self improvement.”

  • February 2, 2017
    Finance Makes America Great, Say Larry Summer, Joe Ricketts

    Different takes on how finance makes America great had about 450 guests perking up their ears Wednesday evening. Two perspectives came from the honorees at the annual gala of the Museum of American Finance in New York: Larry Summers and Joe Ricketts.

  • November 11, 2016
    History Personified Podcast: Alexander Hamilton

    American historical figure Alexander Hamilton has experienced a recent surge in interest due to the massively popular Broadway musical bearing his name. But what was Hamilton really all about? On this week's episode, we dig deeper into the life of the father of American finance with Museum of Finance President & CEO David Cowen.

  • October 22, 2016
    21 Things We Learned from Hamilton's AmericaThe PBS documentary unearthed new facts about Lin-Manuel Miranda, his musical sensation and the man who inspired it all. See #19 from the Museum of American Finance.
  • October 21, 2016
    Hamilton's America Sneak Peak: An Inside Look at the Making of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway Hit

    This preview clip from Hamilton's America documents the cast delivering a performance of “The Room Where It Happens” for President Barack Obama at the White House, and follows Miranda and costar Leslie Odom Jr. visit the Museum of American Finance to get a deeper understanding of the historical figures they depicted on stage.

  • September 22, 2016
    Watch Preview of PBS Documentary, Hamilton's America

    Lin-Manuel Miranda, who originated the role of Hamilton in the musical, and Leslie Odom, Jr., who won a Tony for his portrayal of Aaron Burr, visit the Museum of American Finance to get a deeper understanding of the historical figures they are depicting on stage.

  • July 19, 2016
    New Audio Tour Brings MoAF Exhibits to Life

    The Museum of American Finance’s new, 12-stop audio tour tells the stories behind several of its most popular collections and exhibits.

  • June 22, 2016
    You’re not a true ‘Hamilton’ fan until you’ve visited these sites

    As America’s first Secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton helped put the United States on a path to economic superpower. Thus the Museum of American Finance dedicates a room to his story, recounting how he saved the new nation’s credit, established plans for funding its debt, created a national bank and used the tax system to encourage economic development — all ideas considered “radical” at the time.

  • June 13, 2016
    Historic Sites Get More Visitors Thanks to 'Hamilton' Fans
  • June 7, 2016
    Hamilton vs. Burr: Their Banking Rivalry Survives, and You Might Be Part of It

    MoAF President David Cowen and Editorial Board member Bob Wright discuss Hamilton and Burr's banking rivalry.

  • 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."


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