The history, heritage, and pride of Kemper Military School continue to live on through our dedicated alumni association. When we look back at the impact KMS has made on our community, the nation, and the world -- we can't help but be proud that we are a part of the story. And it's far from over -- in fact, we are just beginning. We all have a part to play in the authoring of our future. It's up to us to ensure that the story of KMS is weaved into the fabric of this great country's military school history.
Let's continue to work together, strategize, and find new ways to tell our story and enrich our legacy.
Seventeen years ago Kemper Military School lowered its flag for the last time and our organization set forth on a mission to honor and preserve KMS history.
Please help us to continue our mission by supporting the 1844 Society and our upcoming new Kemper Military School Museum!
I am so happy to inform you that our 2nd Kemper Military School and College Alumni Association Museum work weekend is officially on the books and scheduled for May 21-23 with a 1 p.m. start time on Friday. Since our last work weekend there was a fire two doors down and all of the Kemper artifacts had to be removed and returned to the storage area. Luckily, the building sustained minimal damage such as smoke and water damage. The KMS Association is currently working with our insurance company to replace the furnace in the basement as it was ruined due to flooding from the Fire Department’s brave efforts to put out the fire. With all of this in mind, we have lots of work to be done and need help from all of you!
We are in need of people who know how to lay floor, paint, and repair the brick and cement. The third story needs the floor finished and we have all the supplies at the Museum ready to go. The walls will need repainting due to the smoke clean-up and the basement will need to be reinforced with brick or plywood as the existing dirt caved in slightly from water damage. Our main goal is to get the building back to operating standards before we bring any of our history back in as we continue to protect our legacy.
Please be watching our social groups online for updates on what skilled labor and supplies we need! Thank you in advance for all that you do for the KMS Association and if you have not already, don't forget to join the 1844 Society!
Hope to see you all in a few weeks. Come join the fun!