New York, NY – The Museum of American Finance, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, has partnered with two historical document dealers on an educational program to place primary source documents in local classrooms. Scripophily.com and Scott J. Winslow Associates, Inc. will sponsor free stock certificates for social studies teachers across the country.
“The Museum of American Finance uses authentic financial certificates to engage the public and educate visitors about financial products and the social benefit they support,” said Chris Meyers, the Museum’s Director of Education. “Scripophily.com CEO Bob Kerstein and Scott Winslow are dedicated to helping students appreciate the importance of finance and are committed to helping us fulfill our educational mission.”
PROGRAM DETAILS: Teachers are invited to request certificates free of charge for use in their classrooms during the month of November. To request a free kit, teachers should e-mail the following information to [email protected]: teacher’s name, school name and address, grade/s taught, number of students, subject/s taught and contact e-mail address. Historical stock certificates will be shipped after the program concludes. These authentic historical stock certificates conveyed real economic value in a pre-digital age. As such, they can be use as primary documents to engage students. Many of the businesses featured on the certificates were central to economic and political change in the United States.
Scripophily.com and OldCompany.com was founded by Bob.com Kerstein, a CPA with over 39 years of senior management experience in the Cellular, Cable TV, Satellite, Internet, Professional Sports and Entertainment Industries. Bob is a member of the AICPA, Chartered Global Management Accountants, California Society of CPAs and the Virginia Society of CPAs. OldCompany.com researches old stock and bond certificates and is the successor to RM Smythe Old Stock Research Service founded in 1880. For more information, visit www.scripophily.com or call 703-787-3552.
About Scott J. Winslow Associates, Inc.
Scott J. Winslow began work in the collectibles field in the late 1970s as a cataloguer and researcher for a prominent mail auction house specializing in Americana. After graduating from the University of New Hampshire's Whittemore School of Business & Economics in 1983, he founded his own firm, Scott J. Winslow Associates, and has been a full-time, professional dealer in autographs and historical documents since 1985.
About the Speakers
Chris Meyers, Director of Education, is responsible for creating, developing and teaching an original curriculum for the Museum's financial literacy initiatives, including the Museum Finance Academy. Prior to working at the Museum, he was SVP of Trading International Equities and worked for over a decade at several market making firms including the largest specialist firm on the NYSE, Spear, Leeds & Kellogg, prior to its acquisition by the Goldman Sachs Group. He holds a BS in Finance from the University of Florida and an MS in Investment Management from Pace University.
Mr. Bob Kerstein, CPA is a Founder of Scripophily.net. Mr. Kerstein is the Founder of Scripophily.com LLC and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. He has more than 30 years of senior management experience as a Financial Executive in the Cellular, Cable TV, Satellite, Internet, Professional Sports and Entertainment Industries. He is the President of the Professional Scripophily Traders Association (PSTA). He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, California Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.
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