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Center for Military History

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.

The Museum

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.

Schedule a Visit

For school groups, we can create a custom, interdisciplinary, hands-on experience using selected artifacts geared toward a specific area of interest or course of study. We would love to show you around!
Veteran groups, senior citizens and community groups are also welcome to schedule a tour of the museum.
To arrange a visit, please email Butch Maisel at fmaisel@boyslatinmd.com

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Students learn best when it’s personal, when they can see and feel it. I teach them about their brothers that sat in these classrooms and fields and what they did for their country.

Butch Maisel, Museum Founder and Curator 



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.


The Center for Military History in the news

Enjoy TV and magazine stories about our Center for Military History.  Reporters learned what we already knew, that this one-of-a-kind facility is more than a museum. It's a hands-on learning experience that makes history come to life. 


Butch Maisel H'09, Curator of our Center for Military History, recently obtained artifacts from the WW II Battle of Corregidor. Mr. Maisel is focused on returning the dog tags to the family members of fallen soldiers. See news stories below.   


Every Veterans Day, for nearly forty years, Boys' Latin has held an assembly and wreath-laying ceremony honoring all veterans, including Boys' Latin alumni. 

At this year's assembly Butch Maisel H'09, co-curator of our Center for Military History,  keynote speaker, retired Naval Commander Matt Most ‘85 and Headmaster Post shared remarks and about the significance of Veterans Day.  Click here to watch the ceremony.