MANCHESTER, N.H. (3/30/15)--CUNA President/CEO Nussle returned to the roots of the credit union movement recently, visiting America's Credit Union Museum in Manchester, N.H., where the first credit union in the United States was housed.
|Jim Nussle, CUNA president/CEO, immerses himself in credit union history with Ron Covey, board member, America's Credit Union Museum, and president/CEO, St. Mary's Bank CU, Manchester, N.H., during a recent visit to America's Credit Union Museum. (America's Credit Union Museum Photo)|
Its mission is to continue to share the history of credit unions for future generations through its one-of-a-kind experience that connects visitors to the cooperative philosophy of credit unions.
"It was an honor to see America's Credit Union Museum first hand and experience the storied history of the credit union movement," Nussle said. "I'm proud of the work credit unions have been doing for Americans for 100 years and look forward to what the next century holds."
Nussle also visited the building next door to the museum that will host the future CUNA Research Center. The space will accommodate a virtual "library" that will allow credit unions, consumers, the media, regulators and others to explore the colorful history of credit unions.
CUNA recently pledged $1 million to the museum's Legacy Capital Campaign that will help ensure the institution preserves the rich history of the credit union system for future generations.
The three-year campaign has a fundraising goal of $3.3 million that will be used to build out the new research center, create additional exhibit space and renovate portions of the existing building.