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History

The Treasury Department and the Treasury building have a rich history. From the 1789 Act of Congress that established the department to the construction of its first Washington building, this section will give you a valuable insight into Treasury's development and history.

  • History of the Treasury Department
    (PDF Version)
    Learn about the history of the Treasury Department, its organizational growth, the development of our functions and stories of the Treasury bureaus.
  • Learn more about the Treasury Building and take a virtual tour. You can also get information on visiting the Treasury Building and other Treasury facilities.

  • A historical timeline of important events in the Treasury Department's history.

  • Get to know the experience and accomplishments of the people who have led the Treasury Department through the years.

  • See our list of the Treasurers from 1775 and the Presidents they have served since 1789.

  • Learn about our Collections

    The Treasury Collection is composed of paintings, prints, photographs, furniture, decorative arts, sculpture, and architectural fragments. View samples, learn their history, and much more.

  • Learn about Exhibitions

    Exhibitions

    Learn about the history of the U.S. Mint Buildings as well as the Treasury building's architectural evolution from the initial construction to its most recent restoration projects.

  • Gold Eagle

    Treasury Curator

    Learn more about the Office of the Curator and its importance.

Last Updated: 1/17/2014 1:52 PM

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