Wax museum project brings history to life at Rock Island elementary school

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ROCK ISLAND -- History came to life for the 6th grade class at Eugene Field Elementary.

Students picked an inventor they were interested in, researched their lives, and personified them as a character in a wax museum.

Each wax figure had a button next to their display.  Any time their button was hit the students gave a 45-second speech, that they created and memorized, to the listener.

"Our kids do a great job each year with their projects," said teacher Lisa Maxwell.

Some students said they had been looking forward to the project since they first started at Eugene Field.