Welcome to the online home of the Treasury Historical Association (THA), a nonprofit historic preservation and education organization, qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. THA is not part of or affiliated with the US Department of the Treasury, but supports it, through gifts, in several ways.
THA celebrates and shares the Treasury Department’s over-two-century history and we work towards assisting the Treasury Department in the restoration of the monumental Treasury Building in Washington, DC to its historic beauty. We also work towards promoting further education on the history of this department and its functions and programs.
Please browse through this website to learn more about the history of the Treasury and of the THA. Thank you for visiting.
Three of THA’s gifts to restore the Treasury Building: gilding of column eagles, triple-skylight dome, and Cash Room ceiling
Educational Documentary Film
THA’s recent education initiatives include preliminary work on a documentary film on the history of the National Historic Landmark Treasury Building, next-door to the White House, and on many nationally-significant events that occurred within it over the past 175+ years - events that affect and serve the Nation and its citizens. A seven-minute "trailer" or preview of the documentary project is now available. THA is seeking sponsors to assist in funding the production of the film, which THA plans to have aired on a nationwide television network, perhaps in specific-topic segments, with residual sales in the form of DVDs and streaming videos. For information on underwriting and sponsoring opportunities, please contact THA by email. You may view the 7-minute trailer here.
THA Lecture Program
For over three decades, THA has provided noontime lectures, usually in the majestic Cash Room of the Treasury Building, with speakers from many segments: former Treasury Secretaries and U.S. Treasurers, noted authors of Treasury-related publications, academicians, current specialist employees of the Department and others. Beginning in June 2019, THA began filming the lectures held in the Treasury Building and, during the pandemic of 2020-2021 continued to provide lectures that were online live presentations, filmed for later viewing. These lectures cover a wide range of Treasury-related topics and are available for public viewing under the “Education” tab on this website.
Fortress of Finance: The United States Treasury Building
The Treasury Historical Association’s book on the history of the Treasury Building and the predecessor Treasury Office is the result of over eight years of research. It presents a captivating account of the construction of our National Historic Landmark and its unique architectural features that have made it one of Washington, DC’s most magnificent structures. Produced in a large “coffee-table book” format, it has 336 pages and contains 185 images. It includes an appendix with a summary of histories of the Treasury’s current bureaus and those now in other departments and agencies. Further details are under the “Store” tab on this website.
The Campaign for Alexander Hamilton’s Treasury
Planned for a launch later in 2021, this campaign will encompass seven restoration projects in the National Historic Landmark Treasury Building and seven education projects, including completion of educational documentary filming and an enhanced lecture program. Further details are posted under the “Donate Now” tab on this website.