The Credit Crisis is Already Fodder for a Museum

March 31, 2009

By Ken Sweet, FOX Business

Apparently a historical event doesn’t have to be “over” for a museum to create an exhibit about it.

The Museum of American Finance, a relatively-young museum found at the heart of New York’s Financial District, opened a new exhibit last week entitled “Tracking the Credit Crisis: A Timeline,” as the first exhibit to spotlight the ongoing global financial event that began some 18 to 24 months ago.

The giant exhibit, measuring 20 feet across and accompanied by a 10 minute video, is the museum’s first attempt to try to break down the complicated nature of the financial crisis that has plagued Wall Street and wiped out some $40 trillion in wealth for the everyday citizen, said Executive Director Lee Kjelleren.