Museum of American Finance: The Fed at 100

5 10 2013

The Museum of American Finance recently opened “The Fed at 100,” an exhibition commemorating the  centennial anniversary of the Federal Reserve System, featuring the Federal Reserve  Bank of New York. The exhibition will illuminate the complex workings of the US central bank, which was established 1914.

The exhibition will include a unique visitor experience  designed to provide a firsthand view of the Fed’s inner workings and position within the  federal government. Visitors will be invited to enter and explore the offices of four  people who play critical roles in designing policy and overseeing the central bank: the Chairman of the Board of Governors; a Reserve Bank president; a research assistant;  and the Chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee.
The exhibition will include an audio tour of 100 objects representing different facets of  the Fed. 
Renowned economic historians Dr. Richard Sylla and Dr. Eugene White have served as  content advisors for this exhibition.

Major support has been provided by The Adirondack Trust Company, the Chinese Museum of Finance, the Friedman Family  Foundation, Macy’s, the National Endowment for the Humanities and Tishman Speyer  Properties, LP. “The Fed at 100” will be on view through October 1, 2014.

The Museum of American Finance, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is the  nation’s only public museum dedicated to preserving, exhibiting and teaching about  American finance and financial history. It is located at 48 Wall Street.

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