Museum Invites New Yorkers To Race Around Wall Street for Cash Prize

July 8, 2011

Contact:
Kristin Aguilera, Deputy Director
Museum of American Finance
212-908-4695
kaguilera@moaf.org

New York, NY – On Saturday, July 30, the Museum of American Finance will host a whirlwind scavenger hunt through Lower Manhattan in its "Race Around Wall Street.” Teams of 2-6 people will have to use their knowledge of New York City and its financial history to solve clues and win prizes.

Scavenger hunt sites will include indoor and outdoor venues, with select locations in close proximity to restrooms and eateries (for a quick bite on the go). All of Lower Manhattan, from the tip of Battery Park to Canal Street, is fair game for the three-hour race.

The first place team will win a cash prize equal to 50% of total registration fees; the second place team will win a Museum prize package.

“Race Around Wall Street” is recommended for ages 10 and up. Registration is $25 per team, and pre-registration is suggested. A limited number of tickets will be available the day of the race for $35. Teams should meet at the Museum (48 Wall Street) between 10:30-10:45 am; race will begin at 11 am. Event details and online registration are available on the Museum’s website at www.moaf.org.

About the Museum of American Finance
The Museum of American Finance, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is the nation’s only public museum dedicated to finance, entrepreneurship and the open market system. With its extensive collection of financial documents and objects, its seminars and educational programming, its publication and oral history program, the Museum portrays the breadth and richness of American financial history, achievement and practices. The Museum is located at 48 Wall Street, on the corner of William Street, and is open Tues–Sat, 10 am – 4 pm.

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