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Home | News | Gallery+Story: Powell Elementary’s ‘Living Wax Museum’ Honors Historical Figures

Gallery+Story: Powell Elementary’s ‘Living Wax Museum’ Honors Historical Figures

Scientists, artists, athletes and other historical figures were all featured in Powell’s Living Wax Museum, giving visitors a chance to learn more about the impact these famous Americans had on our society.

Students researched and gathered information on their preferred historical figure and then used what they learned to portray that person … down to the clothes they wore and the style of their hair.

Visitors pushed a make-believe button, and, on cue, the student proceeded to give a brief biography of the historical figure they represented.

Students in younger grades created puppets to represent their preferred historical figure and then read short bios to visitors.

Some of the historical figures included founding father Alexander Hamilton, talk show host Oprah Winfrey, singer Tina Turner, boxer Muhammad Ali and – of course – the school’s namesake, former four-star Army Gen. Colin Powell.

The living wax museum was ‘open’ last week.

Story by Gustavo Reveles  |  Photos by Leonel Monroy – EPISD

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