Financial History Issue 127 (Fall 2018) - Page 10

THE TICKER  CONNEC TING TO COLLEC TIONS Museum Displays “Out of the Vault” Exhibit at Schwab IMPACT 2018 Conference in Washington, DC By Sarah Poole, Collections Manager exhibits. “Out of the Vault” was on display in the “The Exchange,” a central exhibit hall for attendees to connect, learn and refresh during the conference. Museum President David Cowen offered tours of the exhibit, giving visitors greater insight into the significance of the artifacts on display and helping to connect financial history to present-day finance. David also had the opportunity to give a private tour to Janet Yellen, former Chair of the Board of Governors of the Fed- eral Reserve, who gave a keynote address at IMPACT. Dr. Yellen will receive the Whitehead Award for Distinguished Pub- lic Service and Financial Leadership at the Museum’s 2019 Gala. This traveling exhibit was sponsored by BNY Mellon.  The Museum displayed “Out of the Vault,” a traveling exhibition of more than 40 highlights from its permanent collec- tion, at the Schwab IMPACT 2018 Con- ference, which was held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Wash- ington, DC, from October 28-31. “Out of the Vault” showcased some of the most unique, interesting and historical artifacts in the Museum’s collection, many of which have never before been on public display. Featured objects included some of the nation’s founding financial documents, such as Alexander Hamilton’s Report on the Public Credit—considered to be the eco- nomic equivalent of the US Constitution— as well as the 1792 George Washington bond, which was signed by President Washington and is believed to bear the first use of the dollar sign on a US federal docu- ment. Many artifacts were signed by Amer- ican political and business leaders from the 18th century through today, while others highlighted technological innovations that transformed the financial services industry. Together, these objects represented more than 225 years of American financial his- tory and achievement. IMPACT is an annual conference for independent registered investment advi- sors and independent record keeper cli- ents of Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. It is considered the premier benchmark event for the RIA industry, with world-class keynote speakers, education sessions, networking opportunities and industry 8    FINANCIAL HISTORY  |  Fall 2018  |