MoAF in the News

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • November 15, 2014
    This is What Stock Trading Used to Look Like

    The Telegraph compiled a slideshow of images on the history of trading, from the 19th century to today, featuring photographs from the Museum's collection.

  • October 16, 2014
    Conservative Tax Foundation Honors Gov. Cuomo for Recent Reforms
  • September 6, 2014
    David Cowen's Talk on "Financing the War of 1812" Airs on C-SPAN

    David Cowen, the Museum's President/CEO, explores how one of the Treasury's greatest leaders helped fight the War of 1812.

  • May 14, 2014
    The Best Things To Do In NYC's Financial District

    As the 9/11 Museum prepares to open to the public, find out what else there is to do in Lower Manhattan, now a more popular destination than ever.

  • 5/10/2014
    American Artifacts: Museum of American Finance

    Chris Meyers, the Museum's director of education, gives a 30-minute tour of the Museum on C-SPAN. Topics include banking, financial markets, money and a history of booms and busts.

  • April 17, 2014
    Money Talks

    Wall Street may be an icon of New York, but for a hands-on experience of finance, you’ll have to get your kids behind closed doors. On your next family outing, head down the block from the Stock Exchange to the Museum of American Finance.

  • April 17, 2014
    Big Institutional Investors Need Finance 101 Refresher: Sheila Bair

    Institutional investors' failure to research the risk associated with the mortgage-backed securities they traded left them exposed when the assets turned toxic, Bair said Tuesday in a speech at the Museum of American Finance in New York City.

  • April 10, 2014
    Bang For Your Buck

    You would be hard pressed to find a group of men and women who have influenced the American financial system more than the men and women who have worked at “The Fed” over its first 100 years. Honoring “The Fed” itself, those men and women included, the Museum of American Finance is presenting its largest exhibition to date.

  • March 11, 2014
    Dealers Gain From Complexity, Customers Lose Out

    Alan Blinder outlined his “Ten Commandments” at a presentation at the Museum of American Finance: investors’ memories are short, self-regulation does not work, control leverage, honor thy shareholders more than thy top executives, elevate risk management, hold assets on-balance sheet.


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