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ADMISSION* (BRIBES)

ADULT BRIBE: $12.50 
CHILDREN'S BRIBES* $6.50

*CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 12, BUT PARENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO LIE ABOUT THE AGE OF THEIR CHILDREN.


CORRUPT POLITICIANS GET IN FOR FREE


EVERY TUESDAY IS COUPLES DAY!  BRING A FRIEND​ OR CO-CONSPIRATOR!

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ETHICAL DILEMMAS?

What Would You Do?

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. 

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"...an idea whose time has come. If I were passing through Albany, I'd visit, that's for sure!"

Wish to volunteer your time, expertise or share your ideas?

Great!  Contact us at:


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- Chris Weigant, HuffingtonPost

THE CITY IS OUR MUSEUM!

Take a "Corruption Walking Tour of downtown Albany this Halloween!

FIRST RESPONDERS FOR DEMOCRACY EXHIBITION OPENS! 

 CORRUPTION IN THE NEWS

The Twitter feed of Transparency International

"INGENIOUS!"

- Editorial Board, The Poughkeepsie Journal

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WHAT IS CORRUPTION?

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR CURRENT EXHIBITION 

FIRST RESPONDERS FOR DEMOCRACY  here

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Join us on 10/31 at 1 PM at the corner of Division Street and Broadway as we take a Corruption Walking Tour of downtown Albany. Filled with tales of speakeasies, gangsters, bootleggers, kickbacks and more, our Walking Tour offers a fascinating glimpse of the city's colorful past (and present). To keep participants safe, masks and social distancing will be adhered to. The tour will be limited to 10 and registration is required by emailing AlbanyMPC@gmail.com.   


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. 

OUR MUSEUM ISN'T BUILT YET!  

YOU CAN HELP!

Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the hit Broadway musical HAMILTON, references us on page 137 in his book on Hamilton! 

 voices against corruption

 

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.  

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FROM ALBANY TO BROADWAY!

Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'shout-out' to The Museum of Political Corruption

The Museum of Political Corruption

2020 Nellie Bly Award honoring Jane Mayer was a great success!

Watch it here!

"...a museum that would not only detail Albany's many political scandals but also offer some possible solutions to corruption."

REFLECTIONS ON ETHICAL

LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE:


​​​​​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:


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.

GOT CORRUPTION?

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).   

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.

and The Center for Ethical Governance

WHAT CAN WE DO?