Together We Stand

On April 7, 2017, the Board of Trustees made the difficult decision and announced the closure of historic Wentworth Military Academy, due to a variety of forces and factors. Wentworth Military Academy is closing after 137 years of proud history and tradition. If the Academy does not reopen, the Wentworth Alumni Association and its Old Boys will 1) Visualize, 2) Organize, 3) Act, and 4) Sustain; directing all resources and efforts to preserve our history.


This is a three phased operation (acquire, secure, and memorialize) and the intent is for it to be planned and executed simultaneously using four lines of effort (artifact, fundraising, building, technology), with a local “strike force” serving as the reserve for immediate response to support all four LOEs/committees. The endstate is achieved when all requested memorabilia is owned and managed by the WMA Alumni Association, secured in a Muster and display worthy location, and properly financed for long-term memorialization.

  • Phase 1 (Acquire): This phase began on April 7, 2017 and ends when all historically significant artifacts are exclusively owned by the WMA Alumni Association.
  • Phase 2 (Secure): This phase begins when the WMA Alumni Association begins acquiring memorabilia and ends when it has been stored in a secure location controlled by the WMA Alumni Association.
  • Phase 3 (Memorialize): This phase begins when the WMA Alumni Association establishes a permanent, physical location to properly archive and display memorabilia.


Be accounted for: Roll Call!! Stay connected and up-to-date on what’s going on with the Museum and Alumni Association.

  • Facebook
  • Museum Newsletter or Blog
  • Awareness – Contact other Old Boys
  • Join the Wentworth Alumni Association
  • Activate corporate and political sponsors of Wentworth
  • Stay connected or connect through a class representation
Give to the WMA Museum


Act Now and contribute to this effort?


Create an endowment:

  • Long-term operation and sustainment of the Museum
  • Pay for Staff Curator and Grounds-keeping staff
  • Manage potential growth of an Events Center

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