Here at the museum this month we are celebrating Founders' Day. On April 6, 1909, the first credit union charter was signed in the state of New Hampshire establishing St. Mary's Bank as the first credit union in America. In the first two parts of this blog, we have looked at what it took to found and create the museum as it stands now. Today, we look to the future of the credit union museum with the grand opening of the CUNA Research Center.
The CUNA Research Center and Dick Ensweiler Library 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.
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.
We are excited to take you on the next step of our journey. Don't miss this behind-the-scenes look at the renovation, and RSVP today to attend the grand opening in June.