MoAF Newsletter - June 29, 2016

 

Museum News


Museum of American Finance Partners with Antenna to Introduce Audio Tour of Permanent Exhibits on July 12
Museum of American Finance Partners with Antenna to Introduce Audio Tour of Permanent Exhibits on July 12 Wednesday, June 29, 2016

On July 12, the Museum will launch a 12-stop audio tour featuring the backstories of several of its most popular objects. Highlights include Crash of ’29 artifacts; a stock certificate issued to Bernie Madoff; rare high-denomination currency; and the solid gold and jewel encrusted Monopoly Set by Sidney Mobell.

Audio guides will be available for $2 each; fee will be waived for MoAF members. This program is sponsored by Con Edison and is supported, in part, by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

Walking Tour


Walking Tour: Alexander Hamilton's New York
Walking Tour: Alexander Hamilton's New York
Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Join us on the anniversary of Alexander Hamilton's death for a 90-minute walking tour of FiDi (the Financial District), with an emphasis on Hamilton's contributions to financial history.

$15 includes admission to the Museum and the Lunch and Learn with Jeff Gramm. Register today.

Lunch and Learn Series


Jeff Gramm on
Jeff Gramm on "Dear Chairman: Boardroom Battles and the Rise of Shareholder Activism"
Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Author Jeff Gramm will speak on his colorful and insightful new book on the history of shareholder activism. Dear Chairman has been described as "a grand story" and an "illuminating read" by the Wall Street Journal and "a revelation" by the Financial Times. Charles Schwab wrote about Dear Chairman, "It should be required reading for anyone who wants to participate in our great ownership system, as investor or manager."

Talk followed by Q&A and book signing. $5 tickets include Museum admission; members and students free. Register today.

Young Professionals Event


MoAF Partners with Museum Hack on Event for Aspiring Financiers
MoAF Partners with Museum Hack on Event for Aspiring Financiers Wednesday, June 22, 2016

On Wednesday, July 13, the Museum of American Finance and Museum Hack will co-host a networking event and cocktail party for Wall Street interns and emerging professionals. In true Museum Hack style, attendees will learn astonishing finance facts and the seldom heard gossip behind America’s financial system and its founding father through a series of interactive tours and games.

Admission is $20 and includes an interactive tour, as well as beer, wine and snacks. Tickets may be purchased in advance at reservations.moaf.org. Attendees must be 21 or older to attend. IDs will be checked at the door.

Lunch and Learn Series


Damien Cregeau on “Mad Men in the Age of Downton Abbey
Damien Cregeau on “Mad Men in the Age of Downton Abbey"
Thursday, July 21, 2016, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Join us for a talk by architectural historian Damien Cregeau on New York’s landmark buildings in the early 20th century. This colorful 45-minute PowerPoint presentation will beautifully illustrate not only the skyscrapers but also the Downton-Abbey-like in-town mansions of the Vanderbilts, Astors and others that were largely demolished in the 20th century. A splash of social history will be interwoven into the presentation as well.

Talk followed by Q&A. $5 tickets include Museum admission; members and students free. Register today.

Magazine Now Available In Digital Format


Financial History, Issue 117
Financial History, Issue 117

Check out the latest issue of Financial History magazine, now available as a full-color digital edition!

Highlights include:

Boardroom Battles and the Rise of Shareholder Activism

First Entrepreneur: George Washington

Financial Innovation: Catastrophe Bonds

Municipal Insolvency in the 1930s

America's First Black Friday

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