Plans to build a new National Coast Guard Museum in New London, Conn., will move forward.
The first such museum seeks to immortalize and honor the commitment, accomplishments and sacrifices of Coast Guard men and women.
The National Coast Guard Museum Association said Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy signed an agreement with Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert Papp, New London Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio and association chairman James Coleman to build the museum.
“Signing this agreement is a significant milestone in bringing this world-class museum to life,” Papp said in a statement. “We are one major step closer to walking through the doors of an iconic museum that will honor our Coast Guard and the rich maritime heritage of the state of Connecticut and city of New London.”
Plans include a four-story, 54,300-square-foot building with four floors of interactive exhibits, event space and lecture rooms, as well as a reception area with a gift shop and café.