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Witness History in the Making at America’s Credit Union Museum’s Groundbreaking Ceremony for the CUNA Research Center
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 6:45 AM

America's Credit Union Museum in Manchester, N.H., has announced the groundbreaking ceremony for the CUNA Research Center and Ensweiler Research Library expansion at the museum. The ceremony begins at 4 p.m. on Sept. 28 with comments from Mike L'Ecuyer, president and CEO of Bellwether Community Credit Union and chair of the Board of Directors for the museum; Dick Ensweiler, retired president/CEO of the Cornerstone Credit Union League; and Jim Nussle, president/CEO of Credit Union National Association.

This effort is the result of the museum’s Legacy Campaign, a three-year capital campaign with a goal of raising $3.3 million to create a new industry research center, expand exhibit space and provide renovations to the existing building.

“We are grateful for all the partnerships that have allowed us tell the story of the history, heritage and values of credit unions, and the difference they make in the financial marketplace,” said Stephanie Smith, executive director of the museum.

The physical and electronic industry research center will make credit union history more accessible, while the additional exhibit space and upgraded conference facilities will enable credit union professionals, legislators, and citizens to experience firsthand the unique role credit unions play in the marketplace.

About America’s Credit Union Museum
America’s Credit Union Museum is located in Manchester, New Hampshire, in the building where the first credit union in the United States first began serving French Canadian textile mill workers in 1908. The Museum was established in 2002 and visually tells the stories of the individuals instrumental in establishing credit unions in the U.S., credit unions’ subsequent growth throughout the country, and their continued role in providing millions of Americans with a more secure financial future. Museum exhibits bring to life the stories behind credit unions’ unique values and philosophy while connecting the movement’s past with its present and future. The Museum also hosts credit union events and strategic planning retreats where credit union leaders focus on the future while being surrounded by the roots of the movement.