Long awaited Coast Guard Museum one step closer

February 26, 2014 by  

New London will be getting a new museum. The news became official with the signing of a memorandum during a ceremony on February 19.

The signing ceremony took place on Water Street at Union Station here in New London. It was the result of a four-way agreement by the National Coast Guard Museum Association, the United States Coast Guard, the state of Connecticut and the city of New London.

The museum design calls for a four-story building with 53,300-square feet of space providing plenty of room for interactive exhibits, lecture rooms, and space for special events. The plans for the museum, which were laid out in April 2013, also include a cafe and gift shop. As an added attraction, the Barque Eagle, the Coast Guard’s tall ship, will be docked here.

The Coast Guard has waited a long time for a museum of its own, and is the only military branch without a national museum. The National Coast Guard Museum, when it opens in New London, will honor the men and women who have served the United States through the Coast Guard. Additionally, it will celebrate the role it continues to play.

One of the main missions of a museum is to educate, and brochures are popular with them, because they enable the public to take information home to review. Print companies are often called upon for postcard printing as well.