Service Credit Union and Wright Museum Create Unique Partnership

When leadership at Service Credit Union was presented with the opportunity to sponsor the Wright Museum’s exhibit, Vietnam: The Real War — A Photographic History from the Associated Press, the decision was swift.

“As a credit union with deep roots in the military, we feel it is important to help support the preservation of our nation’s history,” said Aimee Sundstrom, Assistant Vice President of Marketing/Communications. “We could not pass up the opportunity to help bring this exhibit to New Hampshire.”

According to Mike Culver, executive director of The Wright, the exhibit features 50 photos taken during the 1960’s and 70’s. He referred to the subject matter as “riveting.”

“These are images you won’t forget nor the stories that accompany them,” he said. “To have Service Credit Union as our presenting sponsor means so much because it creates an experience that no visitor will forget. It also illustrates that The Wright can go beyond the World War II era and explore other conflicts and a variety of American history subjects.”

For Sundstrom, the exhibit is particularly important in light of COVID-19.

“Service Credit Union not only has a responsibility to help our communities access basic needs, but to also support organizations that feed our souls,” she said. “This exhibit and the Wright Museum do just that.”

Noting public reception to the exhibit in the newly expanded gallery space has been “phenomenal,” Culver said he looks forward to a partnership with Service Credit Union that will span the entire 2020 season.

In 2020, Service Credit Union staff and one guest may be admitted for free during the Vietnam: The Real War exhibit, which runs through September 27. From August 10 to August 16, Service Credit Union  members may bring a guest and visit The Wright for free. In honor of International Credit Union Day members from any credit union in New Hampshire (plus one guest) can enjoy free admission on Saturday, September 19.

“We are thrilled to work with Service Credit Union to deliver value back to their staff, members and credit union members in general,” said Culver. “As we all navigate this new normal in our society, I’d like to think The Wright can inspire people to reflect, learn and come together.”