2024 Howe Military School Alumni Weekend is Oct 4-6

October 4-6

Howe Military School Alumni Association

The Howe Military School Alumni Association, Inc. is an Indiana not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation chartered in 1972 to continue the unincorporated Association founded in 1901 to provide support to, the School and its Cadets and Alumni and to provide a venue for Howe Alumni to get together and reminisce, both at its Annual Meeting and at Regional Meetings more locally convenient.

Howe School was founded in 1884 by a bequest from banker-lawyer John Badlam Howe to the Episcopal Diocese of Indiana to establish a grammar school for boys.  In 1895 high school grades were added as Howe Military School was established.  The School briefly dropped “Military” to welcome the 21st century, but quickly renamed itself Howe Military Academy until it closed in 2019.  The School hosted an Army Junior ROTC unit from 1918 until 2019.

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This Association has preserved 135 years of Howe memorabilia at the Howe Alumni Club in Sturgis, Michigan, where some will be exhibited each year at our Annual Meeting in October.

We have digitized the entire run of Tatler yearbooks, 1923-2019, 14,708 pages, which can be viewed online.

Your donation helps fund more digitizing of Howe documents, such as the School weekly paper, The Howe Herald.

We also issue occasional newsletters and history notes to which anyone can subscribe.

Howe aerial footage

Your Howe Military School Alumni Association (HMSAA) is happy to remind you that a 25-minute video about Howe is now available for free viewing and/or downloading on YouTube. It was produced by History In Your Own Backyard, which lists videos by state and county. The video offers a convenient way to explain your Howe experience to friends and relatives. The drone aerial footage in the video gives us a new view of Dear Old Howe.

Here is a YouTube link to Richard Stamats ’67 marvelous video showing Howe at its peak of enrollment. His video includes the famous Crest toothpaste commercial, the best mass-media marketing any military school ever did. The Crest commercial caused the 1960s enrollment explosion at Howe. Linked with permission.



Help us preserve the 135-year history of Howe Military School. None of your officers and directors receive any compensation. Your donation to our Association supports the preservation of 135 years’ Howe memorabilia and to helping your brother and sister alums stay in touch.

The mission of the Howe Military School Alumni Association, Inc., is to support the interests of Howe alumni and alumnae, friends, family, and affiliates, by preserving memorabilia, hosting events, fundraising, and connecting individuals through fellowship, so as to continue the legacy of Howe, and to make the memorabilia accessible to anyone wishing to learn about the Church-related military prep school as a method of formation for teenagers.

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