Hamilton-Maineville Primary School Blog

History comes to life at Wax Museum

Posted on: March 5, 2017

When Bill Gates leans over and asks Abraham Lincoln when recess begins, you know history is being made!

Gates, Lincoln and other famous Americans could be seen at Hamilton-Maineville Primary School recently as students dressed as their favorite historical figure during the Famous American Wax Museum.

Second grade students selected an historical figure to study and then prepared a presentation about his or her life and wrote and memorized a quick biographical speech. On the day of the Wax Museum, students dressed as their famous American. As other students and guests walked through, visitors could hear the biographical speech if they pressed a "button" at each figure's table. 

For instance, Annabelle Seni from Mrs. Cleary’s class chose wildlife researcher Jane Goodall for her report. On the day of the Wax Museum event, Seni was dressed in a safari-style dress, had created a jungle-themed poster board and even brought along a stuffed gorilla to finish out her exhibit.

The Wax Museum is tangible way for students to learn about American history.