Tour 2: Tour of The Value of Money Exhibition and the National Numismatic Collection at the National Museum of American History

Thursday, January 4, 2018: 1:00 PM-4:30 PM
Park Tower 8226 (Marriott Wardman Park, Lobby Level)

Tour leader: Ellen Feingold, National Museum of American History

This curator-led tour will take participants through The Value of Money exhibition and behind the scenes in the National Numismatic Collection—a world-class collection of approximately 1.6 million historic monetary and transactional objects.

The Value of Money celebrates the power of using monetary objects to explore history. With objects from every inhabited continent, spanning more than 2,600 years, this exhibition showcases the National Numismatic Collection’s unique strengths, including the geographic and chronological diversity of the collection and the stunning rarities it contains. It examines the origins of money, new monetary technologies, the political and cultural messages money conveys, numismatic art and design, and the practice of collecting money. The Value of Money connects American history to global histories of exchange, cultural interaction and expression, political change, and innovation.

Please note: Participants should provide their own fare card for the free tour. The group will travel by Metro; the museum is a 5-minute walk from the Federal Triangle station. The museum is ADA compliant.

Limit 30 people. Free advance registration required

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