Sacred Heart Students Visit KC Money Museum
By: Becky Full, SHS Senior
Twenty-one Sacred Heart High School accounting and personal finance students and their teachers, Timara Kennon and Kerry Henley, recently toured the Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City. The museum offers an experience to learn about the nation’s financial system and the function of the Federal Reserve.The tour included a presentation followed by a quiz about managing credit. Other notable items at the Money Museum included observing the filtering of currency and getting within reach of a twenty-six pound gold bar, worth $400,000 in today’s economy. The students also got to see a number of coins from the Harry S. Truman coin collection, which is on loan to the museum by the Harry S. Truman Library. According to the museum’s website, the Truman Library collection of American coinage consists of examples of coins produced by the U.S. Mint during every presidential administration.