C&N Donates $16,000 through EITC to the Bucks County Historical Society

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Image via the Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle at Facebook.
Fonthill Castle, recipient of a C&N donation through the EITC.

C&N announces its recent donation of $16,000 to the Bucks County Historical Society under the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC). 

The mission of the Bucks County Historical Society, a private nonprofit organization, is is to educate and engage its many audiences in appreciating the past and to help find stories and meanings relevant to their lives, both today and in the future.

It also operates the Mercer Museum & Library and Fonthill Museum.

Henry Chapman Mercer

Located in Doylestown, the Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle are historic castles celebrating the legacy of Henry Chapman Mercer (1856–1930), American archaeologist, anthropologist, ceramicist, and scholar.

The Mercer Museum, one of Bucks County’s premier cultural attractions and a Smithsonian Institute affiliate, features both local and national seasonal exhibits, as well as a core museum collection of over 50,000 pre-Industrial tools.

Fonthill Castle was built between 1908–1912 and was the Mercer home. He constructed it as both his residence and a showplace for his collection of tiles and prints.

This donation will be used for engaging summer camp experiences and field trips that offer students programs that feature inquiry-based learning, interactive content, and direct experience with original and/or reproductive artifacts.

The Donation’s Impact

“The Bucks County Historical Society is grateful for this EITC donation from C&N. This support of our educational endeavors impacts students across the region and allows us to reach youth audiences in meaningful ways and inspire a love of history in the next generation.” said Kyle McKoy, President and CEO.

On hand to present the check and represent C&N were Blair T. Rush, President of C&N’s Southeast Region; Kelley Cwiklinski, SVP, Director of Commercial Lending; and Rob Loughery, C&N Board Member.

Rush commented, “Pennsylvania’s EITC program offers C&N a way to support organizations like the Bucks County Historical Society in their mission to share the notable history of the Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle. We enthusiastically advocate for these institutions that are a treasure and distinctive to Bucks County”.

About C&N

C&N is an independent community bank providing complete banking, financial, investment and insurance services through 31 full-service offices located throughout Bradford, Bucks, Cameron, Chester, Lancaster, Lycoming, McKean, Potter, Sullivan, Tioga and York counties in Pennsylvania and Steuben County in N.Y. C&N also operates a loan production office in Elmira, N.Y., which offers commercial, residential and consumer lending services.

C&N can be found online. The company’s stock is listed on NASDAQ Capital Market Securities under the symbol CZNC.

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