For immediate release
Feb. 19, 2014
Memorandum of Understanding Signed During Special Joint Ceremony
NEW LONDON, CT – In a ceremony at Union Station, New London, on Feb. 19, 2014, the major players in the project to build a National Coast Guard Museum signed an agreement that outlines how they will cooperate and what their responsibilities will be. Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr., the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, signed on behalf of the service, while Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed for the state, Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio for the city and James J. Coleman, Jr. for the National Coast Guard Museum Association, Inc., which he chairs.
About the National Coast Guard Museum Association, Inc.
The National Coast Guard Museum Association, Inc. will educate the public about the evolution of the maritime and military history of the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and its contributions to America by designing, constructing, and developing programming for a museum. The Museum, currently in the detailed design phase along the historic waterfront of downtown New London, CT, will explore the USCG’s rich history, current impact on our nation and the world, and its future service through interactive exhibits, programs, public and private partnerships, and STEM-based, lifelong learning experiences. The NCGMA will achieve this through the When the Most is Expected capital campaign to raise $50 million or more from private sources and coordinate the use of $30 million in federal and $20 million in Connecticut state funding. Once established, the fully operational Museum will be gifted to the USCG.