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American Artifacts: Museum of American Finance

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New York City
Sunday, May 11, 2014

A visit to Wall street in Manhattan to learn about markets, money, banking, stocks, and the booms and busts of history. Our tour guide is Chris Meyer, the museum's director of education.

 

 

Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 2:44pm (ET)

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