Museum of American Finance

Museum of American Finance The Museum of American Finance is the nation’s only public museum dedicated to preserving, exhibiting and teaching about finance and financial history.
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You're invited to attend the Virtual Social Innovation Day Conference on April 21 from 9:30am to 3:00pm on Zoom. Registe...
04/16/2020

You're invited to attend the Virtual Social Innovation Day Conference on April 21 from 9:30am to 3:00pm on Zoom. Register now! https://bit.ly/VirtualSIDC

03/13/2020
Tribe Builder Media
03/11/2020
Tribe Builder Media

Tribe Builder Media

With mobile banking, budgeting apps and mobile payments, fintech is officially integrated into our everyday lives, and there are technical solutions constantly brainstormed and implemented by startups trying to become the next household name.

I got the chance to chat with the chairman of communications at the Museum of American Finance, CEO of Vested and author of “The Money Hackers: How a Group of Misfits Took on Wall Street and Changed Finance Forever,” Daniel Simon. Check out my recent Entrepreneur article, where he and I discussed hurdles every fintech startup faces and how to overcome them: http://bit.ly/3cNTgjn

03/10/2020

EVENTS CANCELLED: Amid coronavirus concerns, the book tours of Lord Mervyn King and William Magnuson have been postponed. The Museum's events on March 16 and March 25 have been cancelled. Please stay tuned to our website for event updates and cancellations.

Thank you everyone who came out to the opening of "Ebb & Flow" last night at the NYC Department of Records! The exhibit ...
03/06/2020

Thank you everyone who came out to the opening of "Ebb & Flow" last night at the NYC Department of Records! The exhibit will be open through September 1 at 31 Chambers Street.

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03/05/2020

Museum of American Finance's cover photo

MoAF is excited to announce that we have partnered with Scripophily.com to provide free stock certificates for participa...
03/03/2020
MoAF Partners with Scripophily.com on Stock Giveaway | Museum of American Finance

MoAF is excited to announce that we have partnered with
Scripophily.com to provide free stock certificates for participants in the Museum’s new classic car tours of Downtown New York in partnership with Nowaday! Read more about it here: http://bit.ly/2TubXQk

The Museum of American Finance has partnered with Scripophily.com, an historical document dealer, to provide free stock certificates for participants on the Museum’s tours and educational programs, including its new classic car tours of Downtown New York in partnership with Nowaday.

CANCELLED: Lord Mervyn King's book tour has been postponed until the fall amid coronavirus concerns.  Please stay tuned ...
03/02/2020

CANCELLED: Lord Mervyn King's book tour has been postponed until the fall amid coronavirus concerns. Please stay tuned to our website for event updates and cancellations.

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Join us for an evening with Lord Mervyn King, in conversation with FT and CNN reporter Rana Foroohar, for the official launch of the new book, "Radical Uncertainty." More info & registration: http://bit.ly/2vbGtFY

Monday, March 16, 2020 | 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Fordham University – Lincoln Center Campus
140 West 62 Street, McNally Amphitheatre | Ground Floor

Tegra118
02/26/2020

Tegra118

Tegra118 proudly sponsored the Museum of American Finance Gala last night. CEO Cheryl Nash was joined by her team Rohan Modi, John Tirpak, Tirdad Shojaie, Susan French, along with special guests Suzanne Siracuse, Amy Handelman, and Roger Paradiso.

Dan Schulman
02/25/2020

Dan Schulman

Yesterday, I was humbled to receive the Schwab Award for Financial Innovation at the Museum of American Finance's annual gala. I accepted the recognition on behalf of everyone at PayPal, where we are working to create better tools to help individuals and businesses take greater control of their financial lives. By partnering across sectors and with organizations like the Museum to advance our collective goals, we are improving the financial health of our communities and increasing economic opportunity for people around the world. Thank you again to the Museum for this recognition, and to my fellow honorees – congratulations!

(Photo credit: Elsa Ruiz)

On February 24, 2020 the Museum of American Finance honored the achievements of financial leaders in both the public and...
02/25/2020

On February 24, 2020 the Museum of American Finance honored the achievements of financial leaders in both the public and private sectors with three important awards at its 2020 Gala.

The Schwab Award for Financial Innovation, which recognizes individuals who have introduced new markets or new financial instruments to our financial system, was presented to Dan Schulman, President and CEO of PayPal.

The Whitehead Award for Distinguished Public Service and Financial Leadership recognized the significant contributions of James P. Gorman, Chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley.

A third award, the Museum of American Finance Lifetime Achievement Award, was introduced at the 2020 Gala and honored the achievements of Peter A. Cohen, Chairman and CEO of Andover National Corporation.

On February 24, 2020 the Museum of American Finance honored the achievements of financial leaders in both the public and private sectors with three important awards at its 2020 Gala.

The Schwab Award for Financial Innovation, which recognizes individuals who have introduced new markets or new financial instruments to our financial system, was presented to Dan Schulman, President and CEO of PayPal.

The Whitehead Award for Distinguished Public Service and Financial Leadership recognized the significant contributions of James P. Gorman, Chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley.

A third award, the Museum of American Finance Lifetime Achievement Award, was introduced at the 2020 Gala and honored the achievements of Peter A. Cohen, Chairman and CEO of Andover National Corporation.

Join us for an evening with award-winning Wall Street Journal investigative reporter Gregory Zuckerman on the untold sto...
02/19/2020

Join us for an evening with award-winning Wall Street Journal investigative reporter Gregory Zuckerman on the untold story of how a retired mathematician invented algorithmic trading and became the greatest moneymaker of all time.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 | 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Fordham University – Lincoln Center Campus
140 West 62 Street, McNally Amphitheatre | Ground Floor

More info: http://bit.ly/2S213BQ

Please join the Museum and the NYC Department of Records and Information Services for the opening of our new exhibit, "E...
02/11/2020

Please join the Museum and the NYC Department of Records and Information Services for the opening of our new exhibit, "Ebb & Flow: Tapping into the History of New York City's Water," featuring a live recording of Person Place Thing with Emmy Award winner Randy Cohen.

This event is free, but registration is requested: http://bit.ly/2S54Luz

Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
NYC Department of Records and Information Services
31 Chambers Street, Room 111
New York, NY 10007

Event of interest: Robert E. Wright on "Alexander Hamilton and the Poverty of Slavery"Historian Robert Wright, author of...
02/07/2020

Event of interest: Robert E. Wright on "Alexander Hamilton and the Poverty of Slavery"

Historian Robert Wright, author of "The Poverty of Slavery: How Unfree Labor Pollutes the Economy," will explore Alexander Hamilton's views on slavery and what they may have become had he lived longer.

Saturday, February 22, 2020 | 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Hamilton Grange
414 West 141st Street
New York, NY 10031

More info: http://bit.ly/2UvwQwt

02/06/2020
The Federalist Society

In this episode of The Federalist Society's POLICYbrief, MoAF President/CEO David Cowen and Thomas J. DiLorenzo, Professor of Economics at Loyola University--explain and analyze Hamilton and Jefferson's debate over a central bank.

In 1791, two great minds clashed over an issue of constitutional and historical significance. Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson tried to make the case to President George Washington for and against having a national, central bank. Hamilton saw the central bank as the key to America’s economic future, whereas Jefferson worried about the consolidation of power and thought a central bank was unconstitutional.

In this episode of POLICYbrief, two experts--David Cowen, President/CEO of the Museum of American Finance, and Thomas J. DiLorenzo, Professor of Economics at Loyola University--explain and analyze this 200-year-old debate that still has relevance today.

Nowaday
02/05/2020

Nowaday

Introducing our newest experience: The Museum of American Finance Downtown Tour powered by Nowaday💰Learn more and reserve your seat 👉🏼 http://bit.ly/376zgVi

The Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society
02/04/2020
The Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society

The Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society

Watch the full Hamilton Birthday Remembrance Ceremony during Happy Birthday Hamilton! 2020. Event presented in partnership with Trinity Church Wall Street, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Museum of American Finance, Nevis Historical and Conservation Society - NHCS, and the The Hearts of Oak Independent Militia Company

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02/03/2020

Museum of American Finance's cover photo

Join us for a conversation and reception at The University Club with Howard W. Buffett and Matthew Bishop on "Social Val...
01/22/2020
Howard W. Buffett and Matthew Bishop on

Join us for a conversation and reception at The University Club with Howard W. Buffett and Matthew Bishop on "Social Value Investing."

In "Social Value Investing," Buffett and William Eimicke present a new way to approach some of society’s most difficult and intractable challenges. Although many of our world’s problems may seem too great and too complex to solve—inequality, climate change, affordable housing, corruption, healthcare, food insecurity—solutions to these challenges do exist, and will be found through new partnerships bringing together leaders from the public, private and philanthropic sectors.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The University Club, 1 West 54th Street, NYC
Tickets & more info: http://bit.ly/39KRez9

Join us for a conversation and reception at The University Club with Howard W. Buffett and Matthew Bishop on Social Value Investing. 

Join us on the anniversary of Alexander Hamilton's birth for a talk with Dr. Richard Green on Hamilton's public administ...
01/06/2020
Dr. Richard T. Green on

Join us on the anniversary of Alexander Hamilton's birth for a talk with Dr. Richard Green on Hamilton's public administration. Dr. Green is Professor of Public Administration and Political Science at the University of Utah. Over the last 35 years, he has studied Hamilton’s ideas and practices of good government as an integral aspect of his research agenda. More info at: http://bit.ly/37GKqk5

Friday, January 10, 2020 | 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
John Street Methodist Church , 44 John Street, New York City
This program is presented in partnership with The Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society.

Join us on the anniversary of Alexander Hamilton's birth for a talk on Hamilton's public administration. Please note: This FREE event will be held at the John Street Methodist Church, 44 John Street, NYC.

Our vision for our future: Digitize . Display . Dialogue. Your investment in our programs and outreach helps support our...
12/11/2019

Our vision for our future: Digitize . Display . Dialogue. Your investment in our programs and outreach helps support our mission to educate the public on the power and value of finance. Learn more at: http://bit.ly/2PdcMMD

The Museum of American Finance trustees and staff mourn the loss of our Advisory Council member, former Whitehead Award ...
12/09/2019
Paul A. Volcker, Fed Chairman Who Waged War on Inflation, Is Dead at 92

The Museum of American Finance trustees and staff mourn the loss of our Advisory Council member, former Whitehead Award honoree and good friend, Paul Volcker. Paul was a legend in the financial world, and we cherish the many times he spoke at the Museum. We extend our sincere condolences to his family and closest friends.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/09/business/paul-a-volcker-dead.html

Mr. Volcker helped shape American economic policy for decades, notably by leading the Federal Reserve’s brute-force campaign to subdue inflation in the 1970s and ’80s.

11/20/2019
Ralph Blumenthal (Part 1): Crash! The Stock Market Collapse of 1929

Ninety years to the day after Black Tuesday ushered in the Great Depression, former New York Times reporter Ralph Blumenthal, a Distinguished Lecturer at Baruch College of the City University of New York, spoke on how cash-starved municipalities issued their own bills and coins, with examples from the Baruch Archives historic collections. Watch now on our YouTube channel:

http://bit.ly/35jgERd

Ninety years to the day after Black Tuesday ushered in the Great Depression, former New York Times reporter Ralph Blumenthal, a Distinguished Lecturer at Bar...

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11/19/2019

Museum of American Finance's cover photo

The Fall 2019 issue of Financial History is available now! Read it for free at: https://joom.ag/8tse
11/14/2019
Financial History Issue 131 (Fall 2019)

The Fall 2019 issue of Financial History is available now! Read it for free at: https://joom.ag/8tse

This issue features “US Presidents and the Federal Reserve,” "From Crash to Scrip: The Stock Market Collapse of 1929 and the Rise of Fake Money,” "An Entrepreneur’s Beginning: The Origins of TD Ameritrade and the Value of Free Enterprise," "Ohio Life Insurance and Trust Company: How Oversigh...

Join us for a screening of the award-winning film, In Money We Trust?, followed by a conversation with Steve Forbes and ...
10/28/2019

Join us for a screening of the award-winning film, In Money We Trust?, followed by a conversation with Steve Forbes and Elizabeth Ames, co-authors of MONEY: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens The Global Economy — and What We Can Do About It, on which the film is based.

Monday, November 11, 2019 | 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Fordham University – Lincoln Center Campus
140 West 62 Street, McNally Amphitheatre
More info and registration: http://bit.ly/3466DHh

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10/15/2019

Museum of American Finance's cover photo

MoAF members are invited to join the Fordham University Gabelli Center for an evening with Stacey Cunningham, the first ...
10/15/2019
A Conversation with Stacey Cunningham: The First Female President of the NYSE | Museum of American Finance

MoAF members are invited to join the Fordham University Gabelli Center for an evening with Stacey Cunningham, the first female president of the New York Stock Exchange.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Fordham University – Lincoln Center Campus
140 West 62 Street, McNally Amphitheatre | Ground Floor

Tickets and more information are available at: http://bit.ly/32hOjtD

MoAF members are invited to join the Fordham University Gabelli Center for an evening with Stacey Cunningham, the first female president of the NYSE. Tickets are limited and available for free to current MoAF Events and Events Plus Members only.

Ninety years to the day after Black Tuesday ushered in the Great Depression, former New York Times reporter Ralph Blumen...
10/14/2019

Ninety years to the day after Black Tuesday ushered in the Great Depression, former New York Times reporter Ralph Blumenthal, a Distinguished Lecturer at Baruch College of the City University of New York, will talk about how cash-starved municipalities issued their own bills and coins, with examples from the Baruch Archives historic collections.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
48 Wall Street, 5th Floor
Register at: http://bit.ly/2KSeiAg

Museum of American Finance's cover photo
09/24/2019

Museum of American Finance's cover photo

© Elsa Ruiz
09/20/2019

© Elsa Ruiz

Corporate Sustainability: Is it Sustainable? answered the question and engaged our audience with enlightened conversation. A key issue discussed by our featured speakers: Does heightened focus on private profits risk creating public losses? With Opening Remarks by CEO of BNP Paribas USA & Chairman of CIB Americas Jean-Yves Fillion and Moody’s President & CEO Ray McDaniel, the Museum’s program featured a Fireside Chat with Martin Whittaker, Founding CEO of JUST Capital, in conversation with moderator Emily Chasan, Sustainable Finance Editor, Bloomberg News. The Panel that followed featured a compelling discussion among Lynn Good, Chairman, President & CEO of Duke Energy; Dr. Barbara Porco, Director, Center for Professional Practices & Chair of Fordham’s SASB Collaboration Governance Board; and Satya Tripathi, UN Asst. Secretary-General, Head of the NY Office at UN Environment. Thank you to BNP Paribas and Moody’s for co-sponsoring the program with our Evening Lecture Series partner Fordham Gabelli School of Business.

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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.

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Hey MOAF! :D Is Financial History Magazine Current Issue and Back Issues available in Print Form?
Thrilled that Mario and I will be sharing "Merger Masters" insights at Museum of Finance/Fordham Gabelli Center event on Nov. 28!
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