For Immediate Release
March 19, 2014
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
Press Contact: James Eckerle, Interim Director
Lyman Allyn Art Museum to Salute Admiral and Mrs. Robert J. Papp, Jr.
The Lyman Allyn Art Museum is pleased to announce the honorees for their 2014 Spring Gala will be Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr. and his wife, Linda. Admiral Papp, Commandant of the United States Coast Guard and his wife, are both natives of Connecticut. In recent years, Admiral Papp has been working to bring the vision of a national Coast Guard museum to reality and the current plan is to build the museum in New London, home of the Coast Guard Academy.
Admiral Papp is retiring from active duty on May 30 of this year. “The Lyman Allyn is pleased to honor Admiral Papp and his wife Linda in recognition of their life of service to their country – and to their local community” said Polly Merrill, Lyman Allyn Art Museum Board President. She added, “The Coast Guard Museum will have a significant impact on New London and area cultural attractions, and we look forward to working together in the future.”