Help continue the Kemper legacy



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!

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Dear Alumni,

It gives me great pleasure to report the third KMS Museum work weekend has concluded. Your Kemper Museum is coming along in a BIG WAY! The weekend started out with verifying the installation of three new windows, all wood floors, a new AC unit and duct work. All repairs from the fire are complete and we are very glad to have that in our rear view mirror. Next, we met with our contractor to build the bar, reinforce the railing and bring it up to code. All work flow should be complete for our grand opening in October for the Reunion!

The weekend was spent bringing over larger archives, pictures, administrative documents and old paperwork from storage. Furniture was cleaned up as well as book cases sanded and stained. The third floor is now our Museum triage, where all items are arranged chronologically, and then by category. There is a ton of stuff to go through and this will take quite a while to get things organized into a presentation format. To this end, there is a lot of storage and documentation items needed so we created an KMS Museum Items wish list!

Check it out:

Bringing this Museum to life cannot be done without the hard work of your board of directors as well as our loyal volunteers. It is important that all volunteers are recognized for all their hard work:

Laura and Jody Gramlich, Johnny Kartsonis, Bisham and Dash Perti, Brandy Waller, Mike Stepto and James Hallam

The KMS Alumni Association is in full swing and we need everyone’s help with this project. Please mark your calendar for our next work weekend August 6-8, 2021. You may also help by joining the 1844 Society at the following link:

I appreciate all the efforts and there has never been a better time to get involved with Kemper than right now!


James Hallam

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