MoAF Newsletter: Remembering Alexander Hamilton - July 10, 2014

 

Walking Tour


Walking Tour: Alexander Hamilton's New York
Walking Tour: Alexander Hamilton's New York
Saturday, July 12, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:30 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. Tour meets at the Museum; $15 per person includes Museum admission.

Register online, or contact Tempris Small at tsmall@moaf.org for more information.

Hamilton Ceremony at Trinity Church


Alexander Hamilton Graveside Remembrance and Keynote Talk by Dr. Joanne Freeman
Alexander Hamilton Graveside Remembrance and Keynote Talk by Dr. Joanne Freeman
Monday, July 14, 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Join us in remembering Alexander Hamilton on the anniversary of his funeral in the Trinity Churchyard, followed by a keynote presentation on "Alexander Hamilton: Man of Honor" by Dr. Joanne Freeman. Dr. Freeman is a noted Hamilton scholar and history professor from Yale University.

This free event will be held at Trinity Church (74 Trinity Place). It is part of the CelebrateHAMILTON program honoring Hamilton's life and legacy.

Hamilton Anniversary Talk


New Discoveries in the Life of Alexander Hamilton
New Discoveries in the Life of Alexander Hamilton
Monday, July 14, 2014, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Alexander Hamilton scholar Michael E. Newton presents "New Discoveries in the Life of Alexander Hamilton - Part I," a special talk on several discoveries he has made during his extensive research on Hamilton's youth and young adulthood (through 1781) in preparation for his upcoming book.

This free event is co-presented with the AHA Society.

Lunch and Learn Event


David Cowen on
David Cowen on "The Financing of the War of 1812"
Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

In 1812, the United States was financially unprepared for war. It had no national bank and a small tax base with tariff revenues falling. Faced with heavy military expenditures, Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin was forced to turn to innovative financing techniques to pay for a war that saw the burning of Washington, DC, and the writing of the "Star Spangled Banner." David Cowen, the Museum's President/CEO, will explore how one of the Treasury's greatest leaders helped fight the War of 1812.

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

FINANCIAL HISTORY MAGAZINE


Financial History, Issue 110
Financial History, Issue 110

The latest edition of our membership magazine features the following articles:

The Evolution of Value Investing

Charles Dickens on Compound Interest

All the Presidents' Bankers

The Origins of US Credit Unions

New Bedford, Massachusetts and the Importance of Local Sources of Capital

Dominick & Dominick: The History of an Enduring Wall Street Firm

A Well-Refined Operation: A 90-Year-Old Diversified Utility Builds the First New Refinery Since the Bicentennial

Click here to read a FREE sample article, or become a Museum member to begin receiving your subscription to Financial History.

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