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"Andrew Carnegie: Forging Philanthropy" at THE MUSEUM OF AMERICAN FINANCE


Our staycation adventures continue on this encore visit to the Museum of American Finance, founded in 1988. A few of us were there last summer; this time I'm most intrigued by "Andrew Carnegie: Forging Philanthropy". (I wonder whether they just mean "forge" as in "make/create", or are they suggesting that Carnegie was a "forger" = flimflam man? Only a visit will clear up this mystery!)

Here's a description from their website: "The Museum’s exhibit on industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie features objects and documents from the Museum’s collection, as well as from the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum and the Carnegie Corporation of New York Archives at Columbia University’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Highlights include George Soros’s Carnegie Medal for philanthropy, a $100,000 US Steel gold bond certificate issued to Carnegie for part of the sale of Carnegie Steel to JP Morgan, and the two-sided American/Scottish flag that flew at Carnegie’s Scotland estate, Skibo Castle."

The permanent exhibit "Alexander Hamilton: Lineage and Legacy" is also a winner.

Admission: Fee is $5 to the Museum of American Finance, which the site states is a "temporary reduction", so you'd better spring for it!

How to meet us: Meet us in the lobby at 10:15. Look for my hand-lettered MEETUP sign. We do also have our own $1 fee to help defray the costs of maintaining this meetup group, payable to the organizer.

This museum is located at 48 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005
Here are the directions from their website: Take 2,3,4,5 to Wall Street; J to Broad Street;1,R,W to Rector Street.

Afterwards, we can catch an early lunch nearby.

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  • Linda

    While not a very large space, the museum--located in the beautiful former Bank of New York--actually holds a lot of information, and as Mary said, you can really learn something related to finance here. This time, all ladies I know! So, nice to see Mary, Denise, Patricia, and Sandy again. Most of us went on to have a pleasant lunch later at Cosi on Broad Street.

    August 31, 2012

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