Museum Opens Its Doors For Free Financial Education
The Role of Finance
There are also a range of historical stock certificates and bonds from various stages in American history. The earliest is a receipt for George Washington from the U.S Treasury for his Virginia bonds when the U.S. assumed the debt of the individual states after independence. These municipal and corporate bonds to the right include bonds that helped finance the railroads and the Erie Canal. "This really shows how finance was the engine that helped build the country," Cowen says.