Posted by Cognito on Thu, May 30 2013

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Free Saturdays at the Museum of American Finance Thanks to Southport Lane

Earlier this month, Cognito joined the Museum of American Finance to celebrate the launch of free Saturday admission for the remainder of 2013, thanks to a sponsorship by Southport Lane, a New York-based private equity and asset management firm. Cognito is proud to bring together our two partners in this historic event which marks the first time a private organization has sponsored free admissions to the Museum.

As part of the initiative, students who attend on Saturdays will receive an authentic historical stock certificate commemorating their visit.  On Friday, May 10, Managing Partner of Southport Lane Alexander Burns distributed these stocks to students from Brooklyn’s P.S. 66, and the President and CEO of the Museum of American Finance provided a personal tour of the exhibits (for a slideshow of the tour, see Bank Systems & Technology). 

Photo of Alexander Burns 

Alexander Burns welcomes students from P.S. 66 to the Museum of American Finance.

“The financial history of the United States is a fascinating and vital story about how money, bankers and entrepreneurs helped form our nation’s identity, infrastructure and strength,” said Alexander Burns, Managing Partner of Southport Lane. "The Museum of American Finance tells this story in an entertaining and accessible way."

Currently on exhibit at the Museum is Barings in America, an interactive investment experience that allows visitors to test their investment skills by exploring five of Barings Banks’ historical US investments. This exhibit is on view until July.

Picture of the Museum of American Finance

The Museum of American Finance is free to all visitors on Saturdays for the remainder of 2013.

The Museum of American Finance is located at 48 Wall Street, on the corner of William Street, and is open Tues–Sat, 10 am – 4 pm.  For more information, visit or connect with the Museum on Facebook or Twitter.

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