Join the Caravan!

The Minnesota Historical Society sponsored a traveling museum display on WWI, and upon completion of their traveling exhibit, they have graciously agreed that the WMA Museum will be the permanent home of the Doughboy replica (a small, but significant portion of their traveling exhibit).

When the Wentworth Military Academy Museum was founded nearly two years ago, the E. M. Viquesney Doughboy was the centerpiece of our call to action. In the end, we sued and were able to stop a bank from auctioning off our Doughboy to the highest bidder. Once we were in possession of the most iconic figure from Wentworth Military Academy, we did the most selfless thing we could think of: we placed it on permanent loan and paid for its re-erection on the famous Lafayette County Courthouse lawn in Lexington, Missouri. Our receipt of a suitable indoor replacement for our Museum is clearly karma of this noble cause we are on to preserve the history and legacy of Wentworth Military Academy.

The styrofoam Doughboy has a hardened outer surface, so it's "pretty sturdy." But the bayonet was purposely not reconstructed to keep kids from pulling on it. With the 100+ year old floors in the Museum, the lightweight nature of this Doughboy is the perfect solution. The Doughboy will be placed front and center on the main level of the Museum, facing Main Street.

The Museum needs your help to pay to have the Doughboy shipped to Lexington and to support other needed on-going expenses. We will be driving 940 miles (half of 1880) and need your support!

Please join us for this great adventure. We need your participation and support. The Museum needs your assistance to make all of this and our continued success a reality.

Help us by the mile!

$47.00 at 5¢ a Mile
$94.00 at 10¢ a Mile
$141.00 at 15¢ a Mile
$188.00 at 20¢ a Mile

or choose your own amount!

Donate now! Join Us!
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Schedule of events

RSVP List

Friday
August 16, 2019
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Houston, TX

Mohammad Abdallah
Chad Berkan
Allen DeJonge (+1)
Velvet Hammer
David Hittner
George Hittner
James Lowman
Christine Mellen (+1)
Lauren Pham
Eric Potts (+1)
Dr. Roland Valdes (+1)

Sunday
August 18, 2019
12:00 - 4:00pm

The Hittner Ranch
Smithville, TX

Chad Berkan
Barnett Carthey (+1)
Lou Castillo
Richard Ferrell (+4)
Velvet Hammer
George Hittner
James Lowman
Kevin Morris (+1)
Daniel Neal (+1)
Lauren Pham
Ray Rhodes (+1)
Taegan Shearer (+2)
Kimberly Sorenson (+2)
Robert Walters (+10)

Monday
August 19, 2019
11:45am - 1:30pm

Dylan's Barbeque Saloon
Dallas, TX

Melvin Camp
Lou Castillo
Ryan Clarque
Velvet Hammer
George Hittner
Matthew Hughes (+1)
Peter Lind (+1)
James Lowman
Tim Martin
Dub Ramsey
SAM RYAN
Robert Van Horn
Mark Wagner
Craig Williams

Monday
August 19, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Oklahoma City, OK

Tony Behrens (+1)
Steven Dare
Velvet Hammer
Mark & Andria Hedrick
Lauren Hill
Thomas Hill (+1)
George Hittner
James Lowman
Donald Majors (+1)
Christopher Martin (+1)
Jim Swaim (+3)

Monday
August 19, 2019
11:59pm

Kansas City, MO

Kent Blackman (+1)
Ted Butherus
Gary Donaldson
Gary Donaldson
Robert Grigsby (+1)
Velvet Hammer
George Hittner
James Lowman
Darryl Lynn
Jeff Mabry (+1)
Lincoln McCoy
Jim Sellers

Tuesday
August 20, 2019
10:00am

Kansas City, MO

Ted Butherus
Tom BUTLER (+2)
Walter Corteville
Terrie Dishman (+1)
Robert Grigsby (+1)
George Hittner
Tom Lankford (+2)
Monte LAUDERDALE (+1)
Jeff Mabry (+1)
Kevin Morris (+1)
Linda Niendick
Sue Webster