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Building the National Coast Guard Museum

Opening in 2026: A Museum to Honor, Engage, Educate, and Inspire.

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Coast Guard Day Challenge!

We are thrilled to announce the Coast Guard Day Challenge from retired reserve Chief Petty Officer Ronald “Chappy” Chapman. When you make a tax-deductible gift from now through Coast Guard Day, your generosity will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, up to $25,000! Your gift, doubled through this matching challenge, will bring the Coast Guard’s history to life in the new National Coast Guard Museum. Your gift today will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, to build the Museum—and honor the courage, the dedication, and the skills of the U.S. Coast Guard for generations to come!

The National Coast Guard Museum Association understands the value of museums and the purpose they serve in society. Our mission is to support the creation, sustainability, and growth of the National Coast Guard Museum.

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Our Vision

  • Create a home for the Coast Guard community and a Museum for the entire Coast Guard workforce
  • Create a valuable resource to stimulate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning
  • Honor those who have served and inspire generations to come

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In Our Father’s Honor – A Gift to Build the National Coast Guard Museum

Sue Curtin, Chair of the National Coast Guard Museum Association, honors her father JD Power III, with the Power Family Challenge Gift to fund and build the National Coast Guard Museum in New London, CT.

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Spring Issue of Stories That Matter

Stay up to date with the exhibit development, fundraising campaigns, and construction progress of the National Coast Guard Museum.

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Beau Bridges Supports the Building of the National Coast Guard Museum

Beau Bridges discusses how the Coast Guard has impacted his family and why he supports the building of the museum.

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CAPT Wes Pulver USCG Ret discusses the importance and value of building the National Coast Guard Museum

CAPT Wes Pulver, USCG (Ret.) discusses the importance and value of building the National Coast Guard Museum

The Museum, located in New London, Connecticut, will be the home of the United States Coast Guard and serve as a place to honor and remember all who have served our country.

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