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After Work with the Fed
The Founding of the Fed: Why, What and Where

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Date:  Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017
Time:  5:30-7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Frazier House
The Woman's Club of Louisville
1320 S. Fourth St.
Louisville, Ky. 40208 (map it)

Join us as we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the St. Louis Fed's Louisville branch and take a look at the history of the central bank founded to bring order to a chaotic U.S. financial system.

The Federal Reserve System—our nation's central bank—was established in 1914 after banking panics every few years culminated in the infamous Panic of 1907. Economic historian David Wheelock will describe the representation of Wall Street and Main Street, including 12 regional Reserve banks, built into the system.

Wheelock, a vice president and deputy director of Research at the St. Louis Fed, will talk about the selection of cities for the banks and their branches and highlight the role that the Fed’s regional structure continues to play in promoting our nation's financial strength and stability.

A reception will precede Wheelock's presentation. Nikki Jackson will give welcoming remarks. Jackson is senior vice president and regional executive of the Louisville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

A Q&A session will follow the talk.

Complimentary drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. Parking will be available at no cost. The event is free, but registration is required by Aug. 11.

For more information, contact Lynn Bunn at Cheryl.L.Bunn@stls.frb.org or 502-568-9206.