If you happen to be in New during the next couple weeks, you should check out the Museum of American Finance in lower Manhattan at Wall Street. Coming up:
Actiën Handel: Early Dutch Finance and the Founding of America
On display through October 17, 2009
This month, the Museum opened "Actiën Handel: Early Dutch Finance and the Founding of America," an exhibit showcasing the relationship between early Dutch finance and the United States. On display are financial documents from Amsterdam, including the oldest known share certificate, which was issued by the Dutch East India Company in 1606. The exhibit ties in with New York's city-wide celebration of the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's exploration of the area that became New Amsterdam (and later New York), and focuses on the financial aspects of the area's first 200 years.
A Museum docent will be available to point out exhibit highlights and answer questions about "Actiën Handel" every Wednesday evening, from 4:00-6:00 pm, through October 14.
Walking Tour: Women of Wall Street
Wednesday, September 30, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Bold, beautiful, and influential. Discover the female power brokers who have shaped the history of Wall Street. Your guide, a veteran of Wall Street herself, will expose the women who dared to infiltrate this male-dominated industry. This tour highlights women such as Victoria Woodhull, who ran for President and opened the first woman-owned brokerage in 1870, Muriel Siebert, the first women to purchase a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, and many of the women who are movers and shakers in the financial world today.
Tour meets at the Museum and costs $15 per person, which includes admission to the Museum.