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07.27.18

New Hamilton exhibit on display at Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland for a limited time

Features exclusive interview with biographical expert, historical insights, and an interactive bracket of Hamilton-faced currency

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Coinciding with Hamilton: The Musical’s arrival at Cleveland’s Playhouse Square, the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland announces the opening of a limited-run exhibit featuring Broadway’s favorite founding father, Alexander Hamilton. This summer, visitors to the Bank’s free Learning Center and Money Museum can learn about the revolutionary contributions and lasting economic legacy forged by Alexander Hamilton.

Hamilton’s many contributions include the formation of the dollar, central banking, and other efforts that gave birth to today’s modern financial system. The exhibit features an interview with renowned Hamilton expert and biographer, Dr. Richard Sylla, who introduces guests to the many facets of the man beyond his infamous duel with Aaron Burr. While at the museum, guests can also vote for their favorite Hamilton-faced currency. The nation’s first Secretary of the Treasury has graced numerous bills in denominations ranging from two dollars to a thousand dollars, but only one will be crowned the favorite.

The Hamilton exhibit is open now through September 27. Admission to the Cleveland Fed’s Learning Center and Money Museum is free. The museum is open from 9:30am – 2:30pm Monday through Thursday and closed Fridays, weekends, and holidays. For more information go to https://clevelandfed.org/en/learningcenter/visit-us.aspx

For more information about Alexander Hamilton, read Who is That Guy on the $10 Bill?

About the Cleveland Fed Learning Center and Money Museum

Ever wonder how money works or what the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland does as part of the central bank of the US? The Learning Center and Money Museum features more than 25 fun, hands-on exhibits that answer these questions and more. Open Monday through Thursday from 9:30 am until 2:30 pm (except holidays), the museum’s interactive games, visual exhibits, creative stations and films explain everything about money - from how we use it to why it looks the way it does. All this in the heart of Cleveland, just steps away from other downtown attractions. Admission is free and photos are welcome. For more information, go to our website or follow the museum on Facebook and Twitter.

About the 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 nation’s central bank, the Cleveland Fed participates in the formulation of US monetary policy, supervises banking organizations, provides payment and other services to financial institutions and the US Treasury, and performs many activities that support Federal Reserve operations Systemwide. In addition, the Bank supports the well-being of communities across the Fourth Federal Reserve District through a wide array of research, outreach, and education 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. For more information, go to https://clevelandfed.org/ or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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