Groundbreaking Held On Site Of First-Ever CU Museum

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A ceremonial groundbreaking has been held on the site that is to house the nation's first credit union museum. Set to occupy the structure that was home to America's first credit union, St. Mary's Bank, the museum will fill three stories of the wooden, rowhouse structure. The first floor will be restored to show the office of Attorney Joseph Boivin, an attorney who operated the credit union out of a tin box kept in his desk inside what was his home. The second floor will include additional exhibits, and the third floor will be a conference and training center. The Credit Union Heritage Foundation has raised $1.2-million of its $3 million goal for the museum. Plans call for opening the museum during International Credit Union Week in October, 2002.

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