The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland is building a museum called the Center for Military History on its Lake Avenue campus.
The 2,000-square-foot project is under construction within the all-boys prep school’s former cafeteria on the Upper School campus
When complete, the center will contain exhibits and artifacts that provide information about every war in which the United States has participated, from the Revolutionary War to today. Besides an exhibition gallery, the museum will include offices, a library and a classroom.
Highlights of the planned displays include mannequins that will be dressed to show the authentic uniforms worn by U. S. soldiers in each conflict, as well as accurate gear and personal items. Special “immersion cases,” designed to improve the visitor experience by placing museum-goers inside a particular setting or environment, will replicate a 1918 French farmhouse where U.S. soldiers interacted during World War I, a barn from the Battle of Normandy in World War II and a snow scene from the Battle of the Bulge.
The school expects to open the center this spring.
Read & Company is the project architect. Mullan Contracting Company is the general contractor.