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Morning at The Museum of American Finance

New York, NY • January 23, 2010

Come join 85Broads for a visit to the Museum of American Finance, the nation’s only independent public museum dedicated to celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurship and the democratic free m...

Sat, Jan 23 10:30 PM - Sun, Jan 24 8:30 AM EST

Museum of American Finance
48 Wall Street
near 12345 subway stop
New York, NY 10005
US

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Come join 85Broads for a visit to the Museum of American Finance, the nation’s only independent public museum dedicated to celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurship and the democratic free market tradition which has made New York City the financial capital of the world. Located at 48 Wall Street in the heart of New York’s financial district, the museum occupies 30,000 sq. ft. of space on three floors of the 1927 landmarked former headquarters of the Bank of New York. The building’s grand mezzanine banking hall has retained much of its original architectural detail and has been recently renovated and restored by the Museum. It boasts 30-foot ceilings, Palladian windows, a grand marble staircase and entrance, and arched wall panel murals painted by J. Monroe Hewlett.

The current groundbreaking exhibit features notable women who have made their mark on the world of finance, both historically and in modern times. As the Museum describes the exhibit, “the story of women on Wall Street is the story of women in America.” The historical component features: Abigail Adams, a successful bond speculator; Victoria Woodhull, who opened the first female-owned brokerage firm in 1870; Hetty Green, Wall Street’s first female tycoon; Isabel Benham, an accomplished railroad bond analyst who began her career on Wall Street during the Great Depression; and Muriel Siebert, the first woman to purchase a seat on the New York Stock Exchange. The second part of the exhibit with a contemporary focus is an interactive installation devoted to women who have reached positions of influence in the financial industry. Abby Joseph Cohen, Nancy Peretsman, Sally Krawcheck, Ann Kaplan, and Rosemary MdFadden narrate their experiences and offer their perspectives on being women in finance.

On Saturday, January 23, 85Broads can enjoy a tour of the Museum at 11:00am. We will be guided by docents at the Museum. Entrance fee, paid individually, is $8. Afterwards, we’ll head to Harry’s Cafe between Stone and Pearl Streets for lunch, wwww.harrysnyc.com. (Approximately 1:00pm or thereabouts.) The 4/5 “Lex Line” or 2/3 to Wall Street are the closest subways.

For questions or additional information, please contact Sandy Kazinski, 212.794.6099 or email skazinski1@msn.com

Please RSVP by December 20th to allow us to complete docent arrangements with the Museum and to make restaurant plans at Harry’s. Please indicate whether you will join us at Harry’s when you RSVP.



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