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Cleveland Fed to Host Special Exhibit, “Propaganda and Patriotism: The Art of Financing America’s Wars”

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s Learning Center and Money Museum will be hosting a special exhibit, "Propaganda and Patriotism: The Art of Financing America's Wars."

Opening on September 10, 2013, and running through January 30, 2014, the exhibit will showcase the Bank's collection of vintage War Bond posters, which were designed to inspire patriotism and support for World Wars I and II.

In addition to their historical significance, War Bond posters have endured as an art form, having been designed by prominent American artists including Norman Rockwell and Howard Chandler Christy.

Visitors can view the exhibit during regular Learning Center hours: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., except holidays.

Visitors can also check out the Learning Center's 25 interactive exhibits and displays, focused on what gives money value.

The Learning Center and Money Museum is located inside the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, 1455 East Sixth Street, in downtown Cleveland. Admission is free!

For more information, visit or follow the Learning Center on Twitter @CleveFed_LC. Also check out research, data, and news from the Cleveland Fed on Facebook.

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that along with the Board of Governors in Washington DC comprise the Federal Reserve System. Part of the US central bank, the Cleveland Fed participates in the formulation of our nation’s monetary policy, supervises banking organizations, provides payment and other services to financial institutions and to the US Treasury, and performs many activities that support Federal Reserve operations System-wide. In addition, the Bank supports the well-being of communities across the Fourth Federal Reserve District through a wide array of research, outreach, and educational activities.

The Cleveland Fed, with branches in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, serves an area that comprises Ohio, western Pennsylvania, eastern Kentucky, and the northern panhandle of West Virginia.

Media contact

Doug Campbell,, 513.455.4479