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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 40, October 1, 2006, Article 4

MUSEUM OF AMERICAN FINANCE PLANS TO MOVE AND EXPAND

The Museum of American Finance in New York is moving, according to
a release on the web site of R. M. Smythe: "Join us on Wednesday
October 4, 2006, at noon, when John E. Herzog will speak about the
Museum of American Finance - its history and its exciting new plans.
In 1988, Mr. Herzog founded the Museum of American Finance, which is
dedicated to the history and study of U.S. capital markets and is
also one of the Smithsonian Affiliate museums.

The Museum's mission is to preserve the artifacts, create instructive
exhibitions, and teach the important role of finance in American
history. The Museum will soon be moving to its new home, the former
Bank of New York at 48 Wall Street. This is a very good fit, as the
Bank of New York was founded by Alexander Hamilton in 1784 as New
York City's first bank. There are shadows of Hamilton always at hand,
and the space occupies the same ground as the original Bank, built
in 1796.

Mr. Herzog will have artists' renderings of the new space as well
as original objects from his collection. Mr. Herzog, who has collected
financial memorabilia for more than 40 years, is especially interested
in American Revolutionary bonds and other 18th century documents. He
donated part of his collection to the Museum, forming the nucleus of
its holdings."
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[Have any of our readers visited the museum's current location?
Please send us a review!  And if any of our New York readers has a
chance to attend Wednesday's briefing, please fill us in on what
you learn.  -Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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