The WMA Museum dedication coincides with WMA Alumni Homecoming and Lexington’s Old West OctoberFest. Wentworth Military Academy (WMA) closed its doors on June 1, 2017 after 137 years of existence.
“Wentworth holds a special place in Missouri’s and our nation’s history and made a significant impact on the lives of thousands of young men and women who benefitted from its education and lessons in leadership and character,” said MMA President Charles “Tony” McGeorge. “Missouri Military Academy is honored to provide service and help recognize the school’s legacy through the Wentworth Military Academy dedication.”
Today, Missouri Military Academy is the only college prep military boarding school in Missouri, educating young men from around the world in grades 7 through high school post-graduate. MMA’s 360˚ Education is designed around the needs of boys during their formative years, tapping into what motivates them—positive reinforcement, structure, consistent physical and mental challenge, loyalty and a team mentality.
To help honor the Wentworth legacy and the academy’s many alumni, MMA cadets will participate in several events on Saturday, Oct. 6, starting with a graveside memorial service for Stephen G. Wentworth, who founded Wentworth Military Academy in 1880, at 1:30 p.m. at the Machpelah Cemetery.
Following the memorial and veterans service, MMA cadets will participate in the WMA Doughboy Dedication at the Lafayette County Courthouse in Lexington at 2:45 p.m. and the WMA Museum Masonic Cornerstone Laying and Re-Dedication Ceremony at the WMA Museum, 1128 Main Street, Lexington, at 3:30 p.m.
At 4 p.m., the WMA Museum will hold a special grand opening ceremony and “changing of the guard” with the MMA Corps of Cadets as special guests. Events are open to the public.
For more information on the day’s events, please visit www.wmamuseum.org.