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New Hampshire Historical Society Receives $2,000 Grant from Merrimack County Savings Bank Foundation

Concord, NH – June 11, 2015 – The Merrimack County Savings Bank Foundation granted $2,000 to New Hampshire Historical Society. This grant will go toward the underwriting for 400 seventh-grade students from Rundlett Middle School in Concord, NH to participate in the Society’s colonial history program. This is one of 19 awards presented by the Foundation to not-for-profit organizations, according to Paul Rizzi, President and CEO of Merrimack County Savings Bank.

Paul Rizzi, Merrimack President and CEO visits with Rundlett Middle School students at the Colonial History Program at New Hampshire Historical Society in Concord, NH

“We are happy to support New Hampshire Historical Society and their efforts to present a program on NH colonial history to students,” said Rizzi. “It’s an honor to receive this funding from the Bank’s Foundation for the seventh graders of Rundlett Middle School,” said William Dunlap, President of the Society. “It provides an essential learning opportunity for students to experience the colonial time period using primary source materials from the Society’s collection. Appreciation of our state’s history leads to the development of good citizenship and a better understanding of our democracy.”

The Society’s Colonial History Program was created in collaboration with Rundlett Middle School teachers. It was first introduced in 2010.

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

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