Banking in America

Museum of American Finance — Temporarily Closed
48 Wall Street

From the establishment of the Bank of North America in 1781 to the creation of the newest community bank, and from the largest universal bank to the humblest credit union, depository institutions – commercial banks, savings banks, credit unions – hav... more

From the establishment of the Bank of North America in 1781 to the creation of the newest community bank, and from the largest universal bank to the humblest credit union, depository institutions – commercial banks, savings banks, credit unions – have been and likely will remain crucial components of the financial system and the larger economy. Without them, people would find it difficult to pay their bills, corporations could not be extended various forms of credit, and federal and local governments could not operate. This exhibit explores the history of banking in America and explains the different types of banks and bank accounts. It also features multi-media sidebars on bank robberies, credit cards and the infamous S&L crisis, as described in the classic movie It's a Wonderful Life, as well as a display of historical piggy banks. "Banking In America" allows visitors to learn about The Federal Reserve Bank system, how the payment of a check makes its way through the banking system, and what's really in those contracts that we agree to when we sign up for a credit card.


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Banking in America

Banking in America
01/15/2021 10:00 AM
Fri, January 15
10:00AM
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48 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005
Banking in America
01/16/2021 10:00 AM
Sat, January 16
10:00AM
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48 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005
Banking in America
01/19/2021 10:00 AM
Tue, January 19
10:00AM
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48 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005
Banking in America
01/20/2021 10:00 AM
Wed, January 20
10:00AM
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48 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005
Banking in America
01/21/2021 10:00 AM
Thu, January 21
10:00AM
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48 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005
Banking in America
01/22/2021 10:00 AM
Fri, January 22
10:00AM
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48 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005
Banking in America
01/23/2021 10:00 AM
Sat, January 23
10:00AM
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48 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005
Occurs 50 more times through Apr 03

Museum of American Finance — Temporarily Closed

48 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005
212-908-4110

Schedule

January 15, Friday 10:00AM
January 16, Saturday 10:00AM
January 19, Tuesday 10:00AM
January 20, Wednesday 10:00AM
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