The museum was founded in 1988 as the Museum of American Financial History but was renamed the Museum of American Finance in 2005.Until December 2006, it was located at 26 Broadway. On January 11, 2008, the Museum opened in a new location at 48 Wall Street, the former headquarters of The Bank of New York.
As part of its mission to document US financial history, the Museum actively collects documents and artifacts related to the financial markets, money and banking.Its world-class collection includes more than 10,000 stocks, bonds, prints, engravings, photographs, bank notes, checks and books.
The Museum also regularly publishes on subjects pertaining to the history of finance. Its quarterly magazine, Financial History, reaches members in 50 US states and 20 other countries. The magazine publishes vetted articles by financial historians and journalists on historically significant events and individuals and other related topics in the world of finance
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