The Treasury Historical Association is an active organization, engaging in a myriad of activities to fulfil its mission of educating the public about the Treasury Department and helping to preserve its history, as well as providing assistance in the restoration of the historic Treasury Building. Below are just some of the programs currently underway.
NOONTIME LECTURE SERIES
Lectures on historical topics relating to Treasury are regularly offered for current THA members, with occasional invitations for members to bring guests. Advanced information is provided to members and reservations are usually required. Lectures usually take place in the historic Cash Room of the Treasury Building. Speakers have included leading scholars and former Secretaries of the Treasury. Detailed information is provided to THA members in advance of each event.
Currently under production is a documentary film on the history of the Treasury Building and some of the important events that occurred within it that are of interest to the general public. This is planned to be released as an educational presentation for the Public Broadcasting System or other learning cable television channels and as a DVD sales product.
CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT CAMPAIGN
The Capital Development Campaign kicked-off on November 28, 2007, as a multi-year effort to raise private funding to assist the Department of the Treasury in 14 high-priority preservation and restoration projects in the Main Treasury Building and its environs, as well as providing future care of antique furnishings and documents in Treasury’s collections of historically-significant items. All former Secretaries of the Treasury have agreed to serve as Sponsoring Members of THA’s Capital Development Committee. Detailed information about the various projects to be funded through this Campaign is contained in THA’s Treasury Restoration Projects booklet, and contributions will be appreciated in any amount.
Please contact the THA for more information on any of its programs.