November-December Events -


Lunch and Learn

Edward Larson on
Edward Larson on "13 States or One Nation: George Washington and the Economics of the Confederation"
Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

In The Return of George Washington: 1783-1789, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Edward Larson focuses on Washington’s life before the presidency, including his indispensable role in rescuing the nation. Under the confederation, the states figured out they could solve their financial problems by printing money backed by the confederation's own debt — and by doing so, supplant the confederation as the center of political power. This drove nationalists like Washington, Hamilton and Madison to push for a new constitution consolidating power, including the power to print money, raise revenue and pay debts.

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

Evening Lecture Series

Lawrence Cunningham on
Lawrence Cunningham on "Berkshire Beyond Buffett"
Monday, November 17, 2014, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Event Location: NYSSA Headquarters,
1540 Broadway, Suite 1010, NYC

Averaging close to 20% annual growth in book value for the last 49 years, Berkshire Hathaway is a blue chip stock led by its CEO, legendary investor Warren Buffett. But despite its perennial outperformance and controlling interest in American Express, GEICO, reinsurer Gen Re and Coca-Cola, the $300 billion Omaha-headquartered conglomerate is at best synonymous with—and at worst overshadowed by—Buffett himself, whose folksy demeanor and singular genius as the harbinger of modern value investing have elevated him to rarefied standing as a financier as well as a businessman.

With Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values (Columbia University Press, October 2014), professor, business author and noted Buffett chronicler Lawrence Cunningham has asked the unique question of what will become of Berkshire Hathaway once its celebrated chief executive is no longer in charge and come away with not only an encouraging outlook, but an insightful premise on how an overarching commitment to value has instilled a corporate culture structured on thrift, integrity, entrepreneurship, autonomy and a sense of permanence.

Presentation followed by reception and book signing. Admission: NYSSA and MoAF members $20; General admission $40; Student members $5. MoAF members may register at the door, or by e-mailing or faxing the registration form found here. For additional information, please visit the NYSSA website or call 212-541-4530.

Walking Tour

Walking Tour: Revolutionary New York
Walking Tour: Revolutionary New York
Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Join us on Evacuation Day for a 90-minute walking tour of FiDi (the Financial District), with an emphasis on New York during the American Revolution.

Tour meets at the Museum; $15 per person includes admission to the Museum and the Lunch and Learn with Jeffrey Rubinstein.

Register online, or contact Tempris Small at for more information.

Lunch and Learn

Jeffrey Rubinstein on
Jeffrey Rubinstein on "Evacuation Day, Alexander Hamilton and the Lost Deed to Manhattan"
Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Celebrated on November 25, Evacuation Day marks the removal of the last British soldier from Manhattan at the end of the Revolutionary War. Jeffrey Rubinstein is the author of the novel, Evacuation Day & The Lost Deed to Manhattan. Set during the 2003 blackout, this historically-based thriller connects Alexander Hamilton, the nation’s oldest military unit and the lost Deed to Manhattan to Evacuation Day.

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

Film Screening

"Lucky Balls: The True Story of Charging Bull"
Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Over the last 25 years, Italian sculptor Arturo DiModica's larger-than-life bronze "Charging Bull" has been visited by millions of New Yorkers and tourists from around the world. On any day of the year, if a person stands near the bull in Bowling Green Park at the foot of Broadway, he or she will likely hear countless tour guides telling tourists the "true" story of the sculpture. There is a seemingly endless number of different stories, some of which are very unusual.

In honor of the 25th anniversary of “Charging Bull,” a professional filmmaker will tell the real story of the sculpture as it has never been told before in a fascinating one hour documentary.

Join us for the world premier of the film, "Lucky Balls: The True Story of Charging Bull," followed by commentary by special guest Arturo DiModica and a reception.

This event is free to Museum members and invited guests, but reservations are required.

Lunch and Learn

Nicholas Wapshott on
Nicholas Wapshott on "How FDR Persuaded America It Could Afford Taking Part in WW II"
Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Between the fall of 1937 and Pearl Harbor in December 1941, Franklin Roosevelt used all his wiles to persuade a reluctant American nation to abandon its nascent isolationism and join with Britain to defeat Nazism and the Japanese tyranny. As John Maynard Keynes had predicted, only massive spending on arms and war materiel would be enough to end the Depression for good -- while saving the world from a totalitarian creed that vowed to encompass the world. Join us for an event with Nicholas Wapshott, the International Editor of Newsweek and author of The Sphinx.

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

Evening Lecture Series

Jim Grant on
Jim Grant on "The Self-Healing Depression of 1920-21: America's Last Laissez-Faire Business Cycle Downturn"
Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

The administrations of Presidents Wilson and Harding met a sharp contraction in output and employment by seeming to ignore it. In response to a virtual halving of commodity prices, and a more than 40% decline in stock prices, the government balanced the budget and raised, not lowered, interest rates. Yet, 18 months after the business cycle peak, the depression officially ended. Given these seemingly self-defeating policies, why did it ever end? Join us for an evening with renowned financial journalist James Grant, author of The Forgotten Depression. This program is co-presented with the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA).

Talk followed by Q&A, book signing and reception. General admission $15; NYSSA members $10; Museum members and students free. Register today.

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