WALL STREET… RELEVANCE

Relevance of Wall Street

At a time when most of our nation is financially illiterate, the Museum of American Finance is a socially-relevant institution that empowers people to understand and take control of one of the most important aspects of their lives.

                                                                           Photo credits: Museum of American Finance

TODAY, MANY FEAR FINANCE AND DISTRUST FINANCIAL SYSTEMS.

Finance is a crucial part of everyday life. And, the need for the average individual to understand our financial systems has never been greater. Join us in the mission to broaden awareness of the power and value of finance and the capital markets as drivers of the economy.

E EDUCATE THE PUBLIC – FINANCE MATTERS.

Every day right here in Downtown NYC, the Museum advances people’s knowledge of our nation’s financial system. Over the past year, you, your neighbors and more than 65,000 people benefitted from our educational programs, attended our lecture series featuring industry leaders and Nobel Laureates, and enjoyed several special exhibits.

Museum Collection

As part of its mission to document the history and practice of American finance, the Museum actively collects documents and artifacts related to capital markets, money and banking. The collection includes stocks, bonds, currency, checks, prints, engravings, photographs, objects and books. The Museum has an extensive collection of stock and bond certificates from the Gilded Age, from companies that include US Steel, Standard Oil and the New York Central Railroad.

 Items from the Museum’s collection have been featured in books, newspapers, television documentaries and in our very own Downtown Magazine. Researchers may access the archives by appointment. Please contact Sarah Poole at spoole@moaf.org with questions regarding the Museum’s collection.

Looking for something exciting to do while you are visiting New York, or if you want to educate yourself, friends or family members head over to Wall Street and take a tour of the Museum of American Finance.

Museum of American Finance
48 Wall Street New York, NY 10005
Tel: 212.908.4110 | Fax: 212.742.0573
HOURS:
Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm. Last admission is 3:30 pm. Closed national and stock market holidays.

 

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