Welcome to the National Coast Guard Museum Association

If you love the stories Phil and Brian tell on the They Had to Go Out podcast, then you will love the future National Coast Guard Museum!

The Museum exhibits will reflect the missions of the U.S. Coast Guard curated in three themed areas of Safety, Security, and Stewardship explored through the following five story lines: Defenders of the Nation, Enforcers of the Seas, Lifesavers Around the Globe, Champions of Commerce, and Protectors of the Environment.

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Supporting the National Coast Guard Museum

With strong leadership from MCPOCG Vincent W. Patton, Ed.D., UCGG (Ret.), more than 575 people have heeded the call to become Plankowners, joining this popular recurring giving program. MCPOCG Patton explains in this special video.

To join, simply establish a monthly donation of either $5, $10, $25, $50 or an amount you deem appropriate and maintain your support of the project through to completion. Our Plankowners will ‘heave around together’ until we commission the Museum.

As a gift for your support, you will receive a temporary Plankowner certificate. Once the Museum is constructed and transferred to the USCG, a formal signed and stamped certificate, suitable for framing, will be delivered to those who have continued their recurring donation through commissioning (Opening Day).

Thank you again for your interest and support of the National Coast Guard Museum!

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