From the NCGMA President

With Thanks to President Trump and Congress 


We at the National Coast Guard Museum Association, Inc. are grateful to the Congress and President Trump for the $5 million included in this year’s budget for the National Coast Guard Museum to be built in New London, Connecticut.

The bipartisan support that delivered this federal funding represents a critical new component in establishing a private-public partnership necessary to move the project forward. The funding allows the Coast Guard to fully participate in the exhibit design process, and will assist private fundraising efforts by showing the federal government is as committed to the National Coast Guard Museum project, as are the City of New London, State of Connecticut, and our private donors.

With the momentum provided by this important development, we will be moving forward with the design and approval process to create a lasting tribute to the heroic men and women of the United States Coast Guard.

In particular, we appreciate the support and dedication of members of the Connecticut delegation, for all they have done, and continue to do to ensure our success.

Richard J. Grahn
President & CEO
National Coast Guard Museum Association, Inc.