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Museum of American Finance

August 25, 2010


Date: 08/25/2010 Location: New York, NY Description: New York Foreign Press Center tour to the Museum of American Finance - State Dept Image
August 25, 2010; New York, NY
Contact: Tanya Brothen, New York Foreign Press Center Media Relations Officer
Telephone: 212-317-8332; email: brothentr2@state.gov

Eighteen journalists from 11 countries participated in the tour.  The Museum is the nation's only independent public museum dedicated to celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurship and the democratic free market tradition which has made New York City the financial capital of the world.  Mr. David Cowen, President and CEO of the museum, guided the participants and provided on-camera interviews and on-the-record quotes.  Journalists learned about American financial history, the role of Wall Street in American life, and the advantages and pitfalls of our free market society.