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Concord, NH – March 6, 2014 – Merrimack County Savings Bank recently donated $50,000 to the New Hampshire Historical Society. The Society is currently expanding its mission delivery to include public access to their collections and programs via the internet. Merrimack County Savings Bank’s support will be used to develop a key component of the transformation: a new overview exhibition of NH history, which will be developed at the Society’s headquarters at 30 Park Street.
This exhibition will be a central element in the Society’s public offerings, visited annually by thousands of students throughout the state on their field trips to Concord, and will offer an interesting museum experience to adult audiences as well. An integral element of the exhibition will be a comprehensive online resource, called New Hampshire History Network, to provide background, context and interpretation for the objects that are on view in the exhibition.
“The new exhibition on New Hampshire’s history will be visited by thousands of school children each year,” said Glenn Currie, Board Chair of the New Hampshire Historical Society. Currie continued, “We are so grateful to Merrimack County Savings Bank for underwriting the development of this educational resource.”
Paul C. Rizzi, Jr., President and CEO of Merrimack County Savings Bank added, “The Historical Society is a wonderful resource for NH. We especially appreciate how the Historical Society is making its many resources available to our young citizens.”
Founded in 1823, the New Hampshire Historical Society is the independent nonprofit that saves, preserves, and shares New Hampshire history. The Society serves thousands of children and adults each year through its museum, library, education, publications, and outreach programs. To learn more about the Society's programs and services, visit nhhistory.org.