The everyday ordinariness of the money we carry masks a rich and tumultuous history. Ever since the Dutch settled Manhattan, currency in America has continually evolved. Our responses to the threats of war, crime and economic crisis have shaped money... read 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 – hav... read more
Financial markets connect those with money to those with ideas about how to use it. They enable entrepreneurs to realize their visions, companies to grow and governments to better serve their citizens. In doing so, they have made Wall Street a center... read more
As America's first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton stands alone in the annals of American financial history. One of the founding era's key political figures, Hamilton's influence on our fledgling country's early finances set the wheels ... read more
The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) has one of the most extensive collections of Native American arts and artifacts in the world—approximately 266,000 catalog records (825,000 items) representing over 12,000 years of history and more th... read more
Explores the history and evolution of vehicles used by the NYPD.
Historic 19th and 20th century photographs of NYPD officers.
Display of vintage weapons and some of the criminals that used them.
The collection captures an important portion of New York City's past, which is as colorful and vibrant as its present. What began as New Amsterdam, a rather insignificant Dutch outpost, became New York in 1664. Under English rule the city took on gre... read more