Museum of American Finance

Museum of American Finance The only independent museum in the US dedicated to finance and financial history.
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CONGRATULATIONS to the Museum’s 2023 FALL MFA Scholarship Recipients! For more information on the Museum Finance Academy...
12/11/2023

CONGRATULATIONS to the Museum’s 2023 FALL MFA Scholarship Recipients! For more information on the Museum Finance Academy programs for high school juniors and seniors, please visit: https://bit.ly/3KB93TI

1st Prize, $1,000:
- Krish Bhandari – Junior, Stuyvesant High School - Manhattan, NYC

2nd Prizes, $500:
- James Henry Cornell – Senior, The Hudson School - Hoboken, NJ
- Amin Ibrahim – Junior, James Madison High School - Brooklyn, NYC
- Luna Vilarino – Junior, Beacon High School - Manhattan, NYC
- Yuting Zou – Junior, James Madison High School - Brooklyn, NYC

The Fall 2023 issue of Financial History magazine is available now! Read it online for free:
11/09/2023

The Fall 2023 issue of Financial History magazine is available now! Read it online for free:

This issue features: “Taming the Street“A Whale of a Tale: The History of Venture Investing in the US," "The 1907 Stringency Crisis in Canada," "Sandy Gottesman: A Whale of a Value Investor and Philanthropist," "Liberty Lost: The Growth Diamond Model," "The ‘Insanity’ of the Susan B. Anthony...

Watch now: Museum President/CEO David Cowen recently spoke on the past, present and future of the U.S. dollar with Proti...
10/30/2023

Watch now: Museum President/CEO David Cowen recently spoke on the past, present and future of the U.S. dollar with Protiviti.

David Cowen with the Museum of American Finance gives a historical tour of money in America, and why the US dollar may still rule global finance despite huge US debt.

Attending IMEX in Nashville? Stop by our booth to see highlights from our permanent collection and learn more about the ...
10/19/2023

Attending IMEX in Nashville? Stop by our booth to see highlights from our permanent collection and learn more about the Museum.

The Museum of American Finance will display some of their most important documents at the International Money Exposition (IMEX) in Nashville. See some of the collection highlights here.

George Athanassakos on "Value vs. Growth Investing and the Future of Stock Prices"November 2, 2023 | 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM...
10/18/2023

George Athanassakos on "Value vs. Growth Investing and the Future of Stock Prices"
November 2, 2023 | 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Register: https://bit.ly/3tEsYx1

Join us for a virtual event with Dr. George Athanassakos, founder and managing director of The Ben Graham Centre for Value Investing and the Ben Graham Chair in Value Investing at the Ivey Business School.

Join us for a virtual event with Dr. George Athanassakos, founder and managing director of The Ben Graham Centre for Value Investing and the Ben Graham Chair in Value Investing at the Ivey Business School.

Rob Arnott, In Conversation with Consuelo Mack, on "Myths and Opportunities in Uncertain Markets"Tuesday, October 24, 20...
10/17/2023

Rob Arnott, In Conversation with Consuelo Mack, on "Myths and Opportunities in Uncertain Markets"
Tuesday, October 24, 2023
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Join us: Financial thought leader and Research Affiliates’ Founder Rob Arnott identifies major market myths—on inflation, value investing and the supposedly passive nature of index funds—and the investment opportunities they are creating, in a wide-ranging in-person discussion with Consuelo Mack, Executive Producer of public television’s Consuelo Mack WealthTrack.

Financial thought leader and Research Affiliates’ Founder Rob Arnott identifies major market myths—on inflation, value investing and the supposedly passive nature of index funds—and the investment opportunities they are creating, in a wide-ranging in-person discussion with Consuelo Mack, Execu...

10/03/2023

Join us for an in-person event with one of the most important economists of his generation. Please note that space is limited and reservations are required.

"Liquid Assets: Wine as an Investment"October 26, 2023 | 6:00 PM to 7:45 PMRegistration and more info: https://bit.ly/46...
09/13/2023

"Liquid Assets: Wine as an Investment"
October 26, 2023 | 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM
Registration and more info: https://bit.ly/464lCkR

Join us for an in-person fundraising event, as we explore the wine market from an investment perspective. Our guests will experience three investment-grade wines introduced by leading wine consultant Dean Bernstein. Mr. Bernstein will discuss the performance of investment-grade wines and investment vehicles over the past 30 years and introduce other opportunities in the wine market. The evening will be hosted by sponsors ING and Savills.

Join us for an in-person fundraising event, as we explore the wine market from an investment perspective.

Diana B. Henriques on "Taming the Street"Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 12:00 PMRegister: https://bit.ly/45GShwyJoin us ...
09/07/2023

Diana B. Henriques on "Taming the Street"
Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 12:00 PM
Register: https://bit.ly/45GShwy

Join us for a virtual program with award-winning financial journalist Diana Henriques on her latest book, "Taming the Street: The Old Guard, the New Deal and FDR's Fight to Regulate American Capitalism."

Join us for a virtual program with award-winning financial journalist Diana Henriques on her latest book, Taming the Street: The Old Guard, the New Deal and FDR's Fight to Regulate American Capitalism.

"From The Bronx To Wall Street"September 7, 2023 | 5:00 PMRegister: https://bit.ly/3P9ftxrJoin us for an in-person event...
08/24/2023

"From The Bronx To Wall Street"
September 7, 2023 | 5:00 PM
Register: https://bit.ly/3P9ftxr

Join us for an in-person event with Wall Street legend Leon Cooperman on his new book, "From The Bronx To Wall Street: My Fifty Years in Finance and Philanthropy." Mr. Cooperman will be joined in conversation with Mario Gabelli, chairman and CEO of GAMCO Investors, Inc.

Join us for an in-person event with Wall Street legend Leon Cooperman on his new book, From The Bronx To Wall Street: My Fifty Years in Finance and Philanthropy. Mr. Cooperman will be joined in conversation with Mario Gabelli, chairman and CEO of GAMCO Investors, Inc.

In the final installment of our Oral History Series, Museum Founder John Herzog discusses the Legacy and Future of the M...
08/18/2023

In the final installment of our Oral History Series, Museum Founder John Herzog discusses the Legacy and Future of the Museum.
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MoAF Founder John Herzog: An Oral HistoryThis six-part series features an oral history interview with John E. Herzog, founder and chairman emeritus of the Mu...

Mark J. Higgins, CFA, CFP, is the author, with Elliot Chambers, of “The Panic of 1819, Silicon Valley Bank and the Dange...
08/17/2023

Mark J. Higgins, CFA, CFP, is the author, with Elliot Chambers, of “The Panic of 1819, Silicon Valley Bank and the Dangers of Bank Runs,” from the Summer 2023 issue of Financial History.

How can the 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora inform investors today?

The Summer 2023 issue of Financial History magazine is out now! This special edition focuses on Lessons from Panics. Rea...
08/15/2023

The Summer 2023 issue of Financial History magazine is out now! This special edition focuses on Lessons from Panics. Read it for free at:

This issue features: “The Panic of 1819, Silicon Valley Bank and the Danger of Bank Runs,” “New Lessons from the Panic of 1907," "The Interest of Interest," "The Panic of 1873: Black Swan or Dragon King?," "The Rise of the Megabanks," "Margaret Swain Getchell LaForge: America's First Female Re...

In the fifth part of our Oral History series, Museum Founder John Herzog discusses MoAF’s virtual programming and digiti...
08/10/2023

In the fifth part of our Oral History series, Museum Founder John Herzog discusses MoAF’s virtual programming and digitization efforts.

Watch at: https://youtu.be/yPowpSXW1vQ

In the 4th installment of our Oral History video series, Museum founder John Herzog discusses how the Museum responded t...
07/31/2023

In the 4th installment of our Oral History video series, Museum founder John Herzog discusses how the Museum responded to adversity. Watch at:

MoAF Founder John Herzog: An Oral HistoryThis six-part series features an oral history interview with John E. Herzog, founder and chairman emeritus of the Mu...

In Part 3 of our Oral History Series, Museum Founder John Herzog discusses the importance of financial education. Watch ...
07/19/2023

In Part 3 of our Oral History Series, Museum Founder John Herzog discusses the importance of financial education.

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MoAF Founder John Herzog: An Oral HistoryThis six-part series features an oral history interview with John E. Herzog, founder and chairman emeritus of the Mu...

Part 2 of our Oral History Series with Museum Founder John Herzog discusses early exhibits and Museum funding. Watch now...
07/12/2023

Part 2 of our Oral History Series with Museum Founder John Herzog discusses early exhibits and Museum funding.

Watch now:

MoAF Founder John Herzog: An Oral HistoryThis six-part series features an oral history interview with John E. Herzog, founder and chairman emeritus of the Mu...

Watch our new video series with the Museum's founder, John Herzog, on the origins and history of the Museum. https://you...
07/05/2023

Watch our new video series with the Museum's founder, John Herzog, on the origins and history of the Museum. https://youtu.be/tHrb7PuKpnY

John E. Herzog first conceived of a Museum of American Finance after the Crash of ’87, when the market plunged a staggering 508 points - 22.6% in one day. As a partner in a major NASDAQ market making firm, Herzog Heine Geduld, he saw the reaction first-hand: “The trading room was chaos, everyone shouting, the turret lights all lit, tempers short and frustration high; an image of confusion and stress hard to improve upon. Everyone was in shock. NPR reported the dollar’s plunge against the yen and more data and questions came from all directions.”

Herzog recalled vividly his parents’ lessons from having lived through the stock market Crash of 1929 and the Depression years and realized that the lessons from the past were completely forgotten. “What was missing in the confusion and panic during 1987 was historical perspective. I wanted to contribute to people’s enhanced understanding of the capital markets through the history of our amazing American financial experience.”

MoAF Founder John Herzog: An Oral HistoryThis six-part series features an oral history interview with John E. Herzog, founder and chairman emeritus of the Mu...

Spring 2023 MFA Scholarship RecipientsThe Museum is proud to announce that Lina Lin, Caleb Lin, Colin McKenzie, Yuchen P...
06/23/2023

Spring 2023 MFA Scholarship Recipients

The Museum is proud to announce that Lina Lin, Caleb Lin, Colin McKenzie, Yuchen Pan and Charlotte Patricot have earned merit scholarships as top achievers in the Spring 2023 semester of the Museum Finance Academy.

Learn more about these talented students at:

The Museum is proud to announce that Lina Lin, Caleb Lin, Colin McKenzie, Yuchen Pan and Charlotte Patricot have earned merit scholarships as top achievers in the Spring 2023 semester of the Museum Finance Academy. 

Cheryl Strauss Einhorn on "Problem Solver: Maximizing Your Strengths to Make Better Decisions"MoAF/Fordham Financial Iss...
06/13/2023

Cheryl Strauss Einhorn on "Problem Solver: Maximizing Your Strengths to Make Better Decisions"
MoAF/Fordham Financial Issues Forum (VIRTUAL EVENT)
Thursday, June 22, 2023 | 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Register: https://bit.ly/3N4BaN4

Join us for a conversation with author Cheryl Strauss Einhorn to learn to identify the psychology of your decision-making, your decision strengths and where you may have potential blind spots. Learn to make your big decisions better!

Join us for a conversation with author Cheryl Strauss Einhorn to learn to identify the psychology of your decision-making, your decision strengths and where you may have potential blind spots. Learn to make your big decisions better!

Thank you New York City Public Schools for inviting us to the Bronx Museum and Civics Fair! Museum representatives had a...
06/12/2023

Thank you New York City Public Schools for inviting us to the Bronx Museum and Civics Fair! Museum representatives had a great time sharing information about our financial literacy programming.

High school and college students can join us on Wednesdays this July for a FREE personal finance course! Register at: ht...
06/06/2023

High school and college students can join us on Wednesdays this July for a FREE personal finance course! Register at: https://bit.ly/45J7rBX

The Museum Finance Academy (MFA) at NYPL is a FREE virtual four session personal finance course with the goal of teaching teens and young adults to aspire to financial independence through developing an appreciation for savings, establishing financial goals and learning to avoid scams. This course requires no prior knowledge of finance, business or economics.

All sessions are run in partnership with the Museum of American Finance (MoAF) and the NYPL Yoseloff Business Center, SNFL.

The Museum Finance Academy (MFA) at NYPL is a FREE virtual four session personal finance course for high school and college-age students with the goal of teaching teens to aspire to financial independence through developing an appreciation for savings, establishing financial goals and learning to av...

Edward Chancellor on “The Price of Time: The Real Story of Interest”Thursday, June 15, 202312:00 PM to 1:00 PMRegister: ...
06/01/2023

Edward Chancellor on “The Price of Time: The Real Story of Interest”
Thursday, June 15, 2023
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Register: https://bit.ly/3C3mnND

Join us for a virtual event with award-winning financial journalist Edward Chancellor, as he explains our current global financial position and how we got here. In his latest book, The Price of Time, Chancellor explores the history of interest and its essential function in determining how capital is allocated and priced

Join us for a virtual event with award-winning financial journalist Edward Chancellor, as he explains our current global financial position and how we got here. In his latest book, The Price of Time, Chancellor explores the history of interest and its essential function in determining how capital is...

Pulak Prasad on "What I Learned About Investing from Darwin”Wednesday, May 17, 2023 - 12:00 PMRegister: bit.ly/3BeZAxR J...
05/10/2023

Pulak Prasad on "What I Learned About Investing from Darwin”
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 - 12:00 PM
Register: bit.ly/3BeZAxR

Join us for a virtual event with Pulak Prasad, founder of Nalanda Capital and author of "What I Learned About Investing from Darwin," as he offers a philosophy of patient, long-term investing based on an unexpected source: evolutionary biology.

Join us for a virtual event with Pulak Prasad, founder of Nalanda Capital and author of What I Learned About Investing from Darwin, as he offers a philosophy of patient, long-term investing based on an unexpected source: evolutionary biology.

The Spring 2023 edition of Financial History is available now! Read it for free:
05/04/2023

The Spring 2023 edition of Financial History is available now! Read it for free:

This issue features: “50 Years of Exchange-Traded Options,” “What I Learned About Investing from Darwin," "Easy Money: The Invention of Modern Currency in 1690 Massachusetts," "Troubled Waters: How Americans' Trade with China Mixed O***m with Money," "The Gold Standard and the Dakota War of 18...

A Conversation with David Booth and Eugene F. FamaFriday, May 12, 2023 | 1:00 PM to 2:00 PMRegister for free at: https:/...
05/01/2023

A Conversation with David Booth and Eugene F. Fama
Friday, May 12, 2023 | 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Register for free at: https://bit.ly/3oYvf3K

Join us, in partnership with the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, for a conversation between David Booth and Nobel laureate Eugene Fama. The discussion will be moderated by CNBC Senior Markets Correspondent Bob Pisani.

Join us, in partnership with the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, for a conversation between David Booth and Nobel laureate Eugene Fama. The discussion will be moderated by CNBC Senior Markets Correspondent Bob Pisani.

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Finance impacts everyone. As a socially relevant organization, the Museum of American Finance seeks to improve understanding of the influence of financial institutions and capital markets on the US and global economies, and on individuals’ lives. The nation’s only independent museum dedicated to finance and financial history educates the public through exhibits, financial literacy programs and public events. The Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, seeks to empower individuals of all backgrounds to strive toward financial independence, while encouraging curiosity and discovery.