Coast Guard Museum needs you – Share your ideas!

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The Coast Guard is the only branch of the armed services that does not have a national museum to celebrate its importance to the nation and to honor the men and women who serve. Since its inception in 1790, the Coast Guard has established a proud and illustrious history which we’re excited to share with the public.

The National Coast Guard Museum is currently under design for construction in New London, Connecticut. Coast Guard Government and Public Affairs wants to hear your ideas.

National Coast Guard Museum
National Coast Guard Museum

How might we best educate the public on our diverse history and ongoing missions? What programs and exhibits will draw in visitors and families from around the world? What ideas would raise revenue to be financially sustainable? How might we best create a 21st century museum that will remain current and relevant while honoring the service’s history?

Please log in to the Innovation Program’s new crowd-sourcing platform, ECIP Connect, to take part in the discussion and share your thoughts!

1 comments on “Coast Guard Museum needs you – Share your ideas!”

  1. A strong community outreach program that begins right in New
    London, the community in which the Museum resides.

    Active partnership and collaboration with regional schools
    from elementary through college. This is crucial to the neediest groups,
    particularly the fastest growing demographics. Think of the population of the
    immediate area.

    Focus not only on the history, the heritage, but also on the
    here and now, as well as the future.

    On-going school and community based classes for all
    age-groups on the diverse and critical role of the Coast Guard in air/sea
    rescue, security and research.

    Collaborate with artists in not simply illustrating CG
    interests and history but also on leading edge and innovative public art
    projects. Develop an artist-in-residence program.

    Engage the Coast Guard Academy in collaborative community
    engagement projects.

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