National Coast Guard Museum Association

The National Coast Guard Museum project has achieved major milestones as it works toward a Spring 2020 opening on the downtown waterfront in New London, Connecticut. Quinn and Hary has been providing event management, public relations, marketing support via traditional and digital channels, and community outreach.

Quinn and Hary has played an integral role in the successful planning, execution and outreach for a wide variety of initiatives:

  • Connecticut Coast Guard Summer; coordinated with Office of the Governor of the State of Connecticut to plan and publicize this summer-long initiative
  • “Finest Hours” movie pre-screenings with President George H.W. Bush in Houston, Texas, and the U.S. Coast Guard’s Institute for Leadership in New London, Connecticut
  • Op Eds for Museum Association leadership, coordination of editorial board meetings, and letters to the editor; resulted in editorials of support from The Day of New London and the Hartford Courant
  • Press releases and media advisories on fundraising announcements and events, formation of Museum Exhibit Advisory Panel, and other Museum-related events
  • Construction, execution and updating Museum website and social media channels, resulting in increase traffic to the website and an increase in social media awareness and engagement
  • Storyboarding, videotaping, producing and editing “Coast Guard Lady” video

Media coverage has been far reaching with stories on all four major Connecticut television stations, as well as local, regional and national media exposure via the Associated Press, NPR radio, Hartford Courant, New Haven Register, The Day, Norwich Bulletin, the New York Times, Washington Post and Boston Globe.

As a result, the National Coast Guard Museum Association has significantly increased its fundraising during the past year and elevated its awareness and credibility as it moves toward building the first and only national museum dedicated solely to the men and women of the United States Cost Guard.