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Dallas Fed Hosts Public Exhibit Open House in Conjuction With Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Event features sneak preview of new $100 bill, free educational activities for all ages

For immediate release: June 27, 2013

DALLAS—The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas is partnering with the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) for a free public open house in the Dallas Fed’s educational exhibit, The Economy in Action.

The open house will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 11 at the Dallas Fed, 2200 N. Pearl St.

Visitors can tour the Dallas Fed’s exhibit, The Economy in Action, to learn about the Federal Reserve, money and the economy through interactive and multimedia displays.

Dallas Fed staff will offer a sneak preview of the new $100 bill to be released this fall and educate the public on the note’s advanced security features.

Representatives from the BEP’s Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth will also be on site and offer the following family-friendly activities:

  • Create your own currency note: Led by BEP currency Intaglio engravers, children over 8 can design, engrave and pull proofs of their own currency note.
  • Employee craft demonstrations: Attendees can interact and talk with BEP Intaglio engravers, platemakers and photoengravers and learn about currency sheets, currency plates, dies, and special tools.
  • BEP souvenir sales: The public may purchase U.S. currency sheets and other BEP souvenir novelty items.
  • “Money, Money, Money” presentation: Visitors can attend a special presentation covering the history of the BEP, the currency production process and the security features incorporated within U.S. paper currency.

Guests also can learn how to identify counterfeit currency from a U.S. Secret Service agent.

For more information and detailed hours for activities, see the Dallas Fed’s website.

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