Sunday, September 06, 2009

Upcoming Events at the Museum of American Finance

If you are planning on being in Manhattan during the month of September, you should check out the upcoming events at the Museum of American Finance at 48 Wall Street.

Featured Exhibit

First Share

Actiën Handel: Early Dutch Finance and the Founding of America
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 10, 5:30 - 7:00 pm

September 10, a reception to open "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 will be financial documents from Amsterdam, including the oldest known share certificate, which was issued by the Dutch East India Company in 1606 and featured in the motion picture "Ocean's Twelve." The opening reception is free and open to the public.

Featured Event

Brown Bag Lunch: Screening of "We All Fall Down: The American Mortgage Crisis"
Wednesday, September 16, 12:30 - 1:40 pm

A screening of "We All Fall Down," the award-winning film on the current housing and mortgage crisis. This timely and informative documentary chronicles the history of America's mortgage finance system, from its origins in the 1930s, when the federal government first made available long-term, fixed-rate loans to new American homeowners, to its current state of crisis, after an excess of risky mortgage financing led to the system's collapse, which in turn triggered a wider economic recession. (Run time: 66 min.)

$5 tickets are available at the door and include admission to the Museum. Feel free to bring your lunch.

Featured Tour
Walking Tour Group

Walking Tour: History of Trading
Saturday, September 12, 1:00 - 2:30 pm

The Dutch came to New York to trade, and almost 400 years later we are still doing it. Join the "History of Trading" tour and walk through history from the Dutch to modern day Wall Street. This 90-minute walking tour meets at the Museum and costs $15 per person, which includes Museum admission.

The Road to Financial Reformation: Warnings, Consequences, Reforms by Henry Kaufman

In The Road to Financial Reformation, Dr. Henry Kaufman, who has spent a lifetime entrenched in the world of finance, provides an insightful account of the history and impact of post-World War II financial markets on the economy-what happened, how we got to where we are today, and what needs to be done. Drawing on his vast breadth of knowledge and experience, Kaufman reveals the mistakes that got us into this debacle, the consequences-as they have not been fully realized-and how to put our derailed economy back on track. This book details Dr. Kaufman's warnings and concerns expressed repeatedly throughout the last quarter century, and shows that what he predicted came to pass.

Dr. Kaufman will speak about The Road to Financial Reformation and sign copies of the book at the Museum on September 22.

Dr. Kaufman will speak about The Privatization of Risk and sign copies of the book at the Museum on September 29.


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