Magazine article Financial History

Museum Launches "The Fed at 100" Exhibition

Magazine article Financial History

Museum Launches "The Fed at 100" Exhibition

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On September 25, the Museum opened "The Fed at 100," an exhibition commem- orating the centennial anniversary of the Federal Reserve System. The exhibition illuminates the complex workings of the nation's central bank and the pivotal role it has played throughout the history of American finance. Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William C. Dud- ley formally introduced the exhibit at an opening reception that evening.

"The Fed at 100" is the Museum's larg- est exhibition to date and encompasses three galleries and a theater. The exhibi- tion includes a unique visitor experience designed to provide a firsthand view of the Fed's inner workings and position within the federal government. Visitors are invited to enter and explore the offices of four people who play critical roles in designing policy and overseeing the cen- tral bank: the Chairman of the Board of Governors; a Reserve Bank president; a research assistant; and the Chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee.

"A central monetary authority has been a vital aspect of America's financial his- tory," said David Cowen, the Museum's president and CEO. …

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