The museum marks the 250th anniversary of the founding of Barings Bank, a U.K. institution with a storied past (it eventually went bankrupt when an employee lost $1.3 billion in bad investments in 1995). Featuring documents and other items from the Barings archive, the exhibit traces the bank's contributions to historic developments such as the Louisiana Purchase and the construction of the U.S. railroad system.
|Venue name:||Museum of American Finance||Contact:|
48 Wall St
|Cross street:||at William St|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Sat 10am–4pm|
|Transport:||Subway: R, 1 to Rector St; 2, 3, 4, 5 to Wall St|
|Price:||$5, children under 6 free|