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MoAF Newsletter

September 12, 2019

Latest Magazine

Financial History, Issue 130Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Check out the latest issue of Financial History, now available for FREE as a full-color digital edition! Highlights include:

Financial Discrimination and Innovation

"A Commercial Emancipation" for the Negro

Deflation, Up Close and Personal: 3M

City of Debtors

Drumming Up Business: Superfund Turns 40

The Greatest Victorian: Walter Bagehot

Where Are They Now? Paine, Webber, Jackson, & Curtis

Frank Norris's "The Pit": An Unfinished Trilogy

Museum Finance Academy

MFA Registration Information

The Museum Finance Academy (MFA) is a FREE five session personal finance certificate course for 11th and 12th graders with the goal of teaching students to aspire to financial independence through developing an appreciation for savings, establishing financial goals and learning to avoid scams. In Spring 2023, this course will be conducted over Zoom on five consecutive Tuesdays: April 18, 25, May 2, 9 and 16 from 4:15–5:30 pm Eastern Time or 4:45–6:00 pm Central Time.

This course requires NO prior knowledge of finance, business or economics. Top student(s) of the semester will be awarded a partial college scholarship. Register today.

Media Coverage

MoAF President David Cowen Speaks on the History of US Finance on Nasdaq Trade TalksWednesday, August 14, 2019

Museum President & CEO David Cowen joins Nasdaq Trade Talks to celebrate National Financial Awareness Day with a discussion of the origins of America's financial system. Through a display of the Museum's collection of artifacts, he brings basic financial concepts from the past to our present day.

Walking Tour

Walking Tour: History of Wall Street
Saturday, September 14, 2019 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Join us for a 90-minute walking tour of the Financial District focusing on the history of Wall Street.

Tour meets outside 48 Wall Street (at Bank of New York sign). $15 per person; MoAF members receive free admission to one walking tour per year. Register today.

Evening Lecture Series

"Corporate Sustainability: Is it Sustainable?" Fireside Chat and Panel Discussion
Thursday, September 19, 2019 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Sustainability is no longer a fringe issue; investors now expect to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) data into their decision-making. Join us for a fireside chat with Martin Whittaker, CEO of JUST Capital, followed by a panel discussion with industry leaders driving sustainability as an essential element of corporate purpose and a means to achieve transformative social impact.

Program followed by Q&A and reception. Admission $35; MoAF members free. This event will be held at Fordham University, 140 West 62nd Street, McNally Amphitheatre, NYC. Register today.

Evening Lecture Series

James Grant on "Bagehot: The Life and Times of the Greatest Victorian"
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

During the upheavals of 2007–09, the Federal Reserve chairman had the name of a Victorian icon on the tip of his tongue: Walter Bagehot. Banker, man of letters, inventor of the Treasury bill and author of Lombard Street, the still-canonical guide to stopping a run on the banks, Bagehot prescribed the doctrines that―decades later―inspired the radical responses to the world’s worst financial crises. Join us for an evening with financial journalist and historian James Grant, as he discusses his new book on Walter Bagehot. If you are unable to attend this event in person, watch the livestream here.

Talk followed by Q&A and reception. Admission $25; MoAF members free. This event will be held at Fordham University, 140 West 62nd Street, McNally Amphitheatre, NYC. Register today.

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