Thursday, January 26, 2017

Touring the Federal Reserve in Dallas

We were given the opportunity to tour the Federal Reserve or the Fed in Dallas.  The kids learned in a classroom setting about the central banking system of the United States. 

The Fed in Dallas is the central monetary distribution center for the 11th District. In the past we've tour the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing several times but this was our first time to tour the Fed. 

The tour included interactive exhibits about: The 11th District;  Founding the Fed;  Supervising Banks;  Historical Currency;  Structure;  Moving Money;  Debating a National Bank;  Monetary Policy; and The Regional Economy.  

At the end of the tour our docent gave each of the youth $4,000 in discarded, shredded money. 

raise your voice for understanding,
if you seek it like silver
    and search for it as for hidden treasures,
then you will understand the fear of the Lord
    and find the knowledge of God.
Proverbs 2:3-5

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