Author Ben Tarnoff on Moneymakers

2011 Henry Kaufman Lecture/Symposia Series

Author Ben Tarnoff on <i>Moneymakers</i>

Thursday, June 23, 2011 | 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Ben Tarnoff, author of Moneymakers: The Wicked Lives and Surprising Adventures of Three Notorious Counterfeiters (Penguin Press), will give a visual presentation about the history of counterfeiting from the 17th century to the Civil War. Learn about the individual counterfeiters themselves, colorful characters whose spectacular exploits made them the outlaw celebrities of their day. Hear about the conditions that made America a counterfeiter's haven for much of its history. Discover the role that counterfeiting played in the making of the American financial mind.

Presentation will be followed by Q&A, book signing and reception. Reservations required. Admission is free for students and Museum members, or $15 for non-members. For additional information, please call 212-908-4110 or e-mail