The Annuity museum allows visitors to learn online about the history of annuities, from their earliest origins in ancient Rome through the middle of the 20th century. Founded in 2004, the Annuity Museum has assembled a collection of documents and artifacts about annuities. The Annuity Musem has 3 objectives: to preserve and display the rich cultural and economic impact of annuities on society; to foster scholarly research and encourage the study of annuities as a source of history about the cultures in which they evolved; and to assist museums and schools with exhibitions and publications about annuities.