MoAF Newsletter - May 04, 2017

 

Evening Lecture Series


William Cohan on
William Cohan on "Why Wall Street Matters"
Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Join us for an evening with New York Times bestselling author William Cohan on Why Wall Street Matters. Cohan's latest book is a timely, counter-intuitive defense of Wall Street and the big banks as the invisible—albeit flawed—engines that power our ideas, and should be made to work better for all of us.

Talk followed by Q&A, book signing and reception. Admission is free for Museum members and students, or $15 for non-members. Register today.

Walking Tour


Walking Tour: Women of Wall Street
Walking Tour: Women of Wall Street
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Discover the female power brokers who have shaped the history of Wall Street. Your guide will expose the women who dared to infiltrate this male-dominated industry. This tour highlights women such as Victoria Woodhull, who ran for President and opened the first woman-owned brokerage in 1870; Muriel Siebert, the first women to purchase a seat at the New York Stock Exchange; and many of the women who are moving and shaking the financial world today.

$15 includes Museum admission. Register today.

Lunch & Learn Series


Brian Patrick Eha on
Brian Patrick Eha on "How Money Got Free: Bitcoin and the Fight for the Future of Finance"
Thursday, May 18, 2017, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Join us for an afternoon of provocative discussion with Brian Patrick Eha, journalist and author of a new book about Bitcoin, How Money Got Free. An exciting, behind-the-scenes narrative of the rise and fall and rise of this disruptive technology, his book has been compared to "a fiber-optic cable extending into our uncertain economic future." He will draw on his deep knowledge of Bitcoin's history to discuss how this brilliant invention is shaping the debate around competing ideas of money and liberty, and what that means for the rest of us.

Talk will be followed by Q&A. Admission $5; members and students free. Register today.

New Event Video Available


Sidney Rocke on
Sidney Rocke on "The Fight Against Counterfeiting"
Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Sidney Rocke, Chief Counsel for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), discusses the government's fight against counterfeiting.

Video Playlist:
Part 1: How does the BEP fight counterfeiting?
Part 2: How does the US government use technology to fight counterfeiting?
Part 3: What security features are in the $100 bill?
Part 4: What is intaglio printing?

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New Event Video Available


Barbara Chernow on
Barbara Chernow on "Behind the Scenes at the Papers of Alexander Hamilton"
Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

The Syrett edition of the Hamilton Papers was one of four projects to collect and edit the complete papers of the founding fathers that began in the 1950s. The resulting 27 volumes constitute the definitive, annotated collection of writings to, from and by Alexander Hamilton. Barbara Chernow, the associate editor, discusses her work on this project.

Video Playlist:
Part 1: How are the Hamilton Papers still relevant?
Part 2: In what ways was Hamilton unique?
Part 3: Why was the process of compiling Hamilton's documents so difficult?
Part 4: How are Hamilton's beliefs relevant today?
Part 5: What discoveries did Chernow make about the Reynolds Affair?
Part 6: What was Hamilton's personal life like?

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