Exhibits at the learning center and money museum
Special exhibits can complement learning in history, civics, and social studies. Traveling versions of these exhibits are available for loan to display at your school, library or organization for free. Contact us to inquire about borrowing this exhibit.
The Cleveland Fed’s Learning Center and Money Museum regularly hosts temporary exhibits exploring currency and the value of money.
The Freedman’s Bank: An American Story of Faith, Family and Finance is an exhibit exploring the history of the Freedman’s Bank of the United States and how it impacts our families, communities, and financial systems to this day. Visit the exhibit
Propaganda and Patriotism: The Art of Financing America’s Wars shares the powerful stories and images of America’s war bonds and American citizens’ role in supporting the war effort, while learning learn about the Fed’s role as America’s bank. Perfect for museums and schools along with history, social studies, civics, arts, and veterans’ programs. Visit the exhibit
Power to the People: Regulation and Change focuses on history, the regulatory process, and the public’s role in advocating for change. A compelling resource for museums, schools, and community organizations and for history, social studies, and civics programs. Visit the exhibit
Questionable Issue: Currency of the Holocaust shares the gripping and seldom-told story of "money" inside Nazi concentration camps and ghettos. Stories of camps where prisoners were forced to "exchange" their money for worthless Nazi-issued paper provides a wrenching lesson in betrayal and loss suitable for museums and schools as well as history, social studies, diversity, and civics programs. Visit the exhibit
Money of the World Today features the fascinating facts and images of currency from all over the world. The exhibit also features stories that explain the unique role money plays in the culture and history of the world's people. Great for museums, schools, scouts, and collectors, as well as history, social studies, and civics programs. Visit the exhibit
We can learn about the history and culture of a country by looking at the images displayed on its currency. The images may depict the country’s achievements, important people, or historical events. This featured exhibition presents confederate and southern states’ currency and paintings that enlarge the currencies’ vignettes depicting images of slavery—a significant part of U.S. history. Visit the exhibit