Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City to open Money Museum and conference center in Denver Branch

December 29, 2010 – The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City announces extensive renovations to the Denver Branch’s first floor to include the addition of a Money Museum and conference center. The 7,000-square foot Money Museum and conference center will open in January 20ll.

“The Denver Branch’s location in the heart of downtown, right on the 16th Street pedestrian mall, makes this a perfect spot to have a Money Museum and conference center,” said Mark Horan, vice president of District Facilities Functions. “Plus with the U.S. Mint only a few blocks away, we anticipate a high volume of visitors.”

The Money Museum will offer visitors a unique look at the nation’s central bank in action. Visitors can learn more about the Federal Reserve through interactive exhibits that explore an efficient payment system; a safe and sound banking system; and how monetary policy provides for a stable economy.

Highlights of the Money Museum include historical currency; detecting counterfeit notes; and seeing $30 million dollars up-close. For more information, please visit starting January 2011.

The Money Museum will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Bank holidays. Walk-ins are welcome, with photo ID required for visitors 18 or older. Civic, social or educational groups can make an advance reservation and request guided tours and presentations related to personal finance concepts by going online at starting January 2011.

The Denver Branch is one of three branches of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. The Branch provides services to financial institutions and the public in Colorado, Wyoming and northern New Mexico. The Branch board is comprised of seven directors, four of whom are appointed by the Kansas City Board of Directors; the remaining three are appointed by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C. Directors meet monthly to confer on economic and financial developments and operational matters.

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