Center for Military History
Distinctive among Maryland schools, the Center for Military History is an independent military history museum located in the heart of the Boys’ Latin campus. Its private, extensive collection of military memorabilia from the Revolutionary War through the War on Terror provides a rich resource for the School and the greater community.
Housed in a state-of-the-art museum, The Center for Military History is a museum, hands-on classroom space, and research center rolled into one. By touching actual artifacts, exploring unique primary research documents, and learning the personal stories behind the objects, history truly comes to life for students.
Boys’ Latin students in all divisions explore exhibits of authentic uniforms, equipment, diaries and more through lectures and interactive classes in history, literature, physics, forensics and visual art. The Center for Military History also offers unique upper school electives in leadership and a seniors-only Museum Curator class.
Founder and curator Butch Maisel has been teaching Military History at Boys’ Latin since 1991 and collecting artifacts since 1972. He has traced every BL alumnus who has served in the U.S. military with biographies and citations, another rich repository of Brothers for Life connecting BL generations.
Butch Maisel H'09, Curator of our Center for Military History, returned dog tags to family members of a missing army private from 1942. See below for news stories and information on the moving ceremony.