Our one hour walking tour, Four Centuries of Albany Corruption and Reform, offers a fascinating glimpse of this venerable city's colorful past (and present).
SELF TOUR: Download the maphere.
AUDIO TOUR: a companion audio tour is now available containing even more juicy stories from Albany's history! Listen to it here.
The Museum of Political Corruption is dedicated to elevating the public’s understanding of corruption and encouraging solutions that promote ethics reform and honest government. When built, a state-of-the-art facility, to be located in downtown Albany, will serve as a cutting-edge educational resource as well as an engaging gathering place. It will also serve as a cultural landmark representing the region’s leadership in ethical governance. Immersive and interactive displays along with panel discussions, film screenings, and a host of timely rotating exhibits will offer a deeper understanding of corruption and its impact on society.
Chartered in 2015, the Museum of Political Corruption has been featured in the New Yorker Magazine, USA Today, Associated Press, The Huffington Post and on NPR’s All Things Considered.
The Museum of Political Corruption and its Center for Ethical Governance is committed to building a better future. Join us in building a museum that emphasizes empowerment and civic engagement.
You can help make corruption history with your generous donation.
- Editorial Board, The Poughkeepsie Journal
While The Museum of Political Corruption does not investigate corruption, we want all citizens to feel that they can make a difference. If you suspect corruption is happening, we encourage you to share your concerns with your state Attorney General’s Office (in New York: https://ag.ny.gov/bureau/public-integrity-bureau) or an appropriate ethics watchdog organization (for NY, it would be the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics at https://jcopeny.gov/contact-us).
"...an idea whose time has come. If I were passing through Albany, I'd visit, that's for sure!"
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The Museum of Political Corruption opened its exhibition, “First Responders for Democracy,” on Sunday, February 16th. The exhibition reflects on how ordinary citizens have done extraordinary things to preserve democracy. “First Responders for Democracy” will run through the fall of 2020 at the Albany Firefighters Museum, 384 Broadway in downtown Albany.
- Chris Weigant, HuffingtonPost
FIRST RESPONDERS FOR DEMOCRACY EXHIBITION OPENS!
The 4th annual Nellie Bly Award for Investigative reporting ceremony was held on Zoom on September 24th and was a great success! The evening included surprise appearances by those who admire her and know her work well, including David Remnick, Ronan Farrow, Charles Lewis, Daniel Zalewski, Zephyr Teachout, and former Nellie Bly winners Susanne Craig and James Heaney. The event was emceed by WAMC's Senior Director of News and Programming Joe Donahue and included an extended interview and Q & A period.
REFLECTIONS ON ETHICAL
President Carter's Message to
The Museum of Political Corruption
The Museum of Political Corruption, as part of its Reflections on Ethical Leadership, is collecting quotes from leaders and role models around the country in government, sports, business, education, the arts and religion. This is a quote we received from former President Carter. He writes it in his own hand and addresses it directly to Bruce Roter, MPC Founder and President:
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"...a museum that would not only detail Albany's many political scandals but also offer some possible solutions to corruption."
Roundtable and Public Forum on Corruption featuring (clockwise from upper left) Frank Anechiarico, Maynard-Knox Professor of Government and Law, Hamilton College; Blair Horner, Executive Director, New York Public Interest Research Group; Zephyr Teachout, Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University, and Jimmy Vielkind, POLITICO, New York's Albany Bureau Chief.
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CHILDREN'S BRIBES* $6.50
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THE CITY IS OUR MUSEUM!
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Your 10 Second Video Could Become Part of Our Museum!
Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the hit Broadway musical HAMILTON, references us on page 137 in his book on Hamilton!
WHAT CAN WE DO?
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WHAT IS CORRUPTION?
2020 Nellie Bly Award honoring Jane Mayer was a great success!
Watch it here!
The Museum of Political Corruption
We're inviting you to submit a 10 second video on what corruption is (or what corruption means to you). These videos will appear in an exhibit we're creating for our virtual museum called "What is Corruption?" So get out your phones and film away. A couple things: Your video should begin with the words "Corruption is.....", hold your camera/smartphone horizontal while filming, and don't use this as an opportunity to rag on any individual politician or party (remember, there's plenty of corruption to go around!). We're not looking for a dictionary definition. We're interested in your genuine thoughts on what corruption is.
Please send your videos to:
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