Fifth-grade classrooms at Spring Garden Elementary School hosted some well-known people, from both the past and present, on Feb. 24.

Cleopatra, George Bush, Rosa Parks, Muhammad Ali, Teddy Roosevelt, Ben Carson, Clara Barton, Jackie Robinson and Michael Jackson were among those on hand.

Fifth-graders had fun sharing their newly learned knowledge of a historical figure at the Fifth Grade Wax Museum.

In celebration of Presidents Day, Black History Month and Women's History Month, each fifth-grader was assigned to read a biography and use other print and online resources to research a person of their choice who fit one of the three categories.

After the research was completed, students dressed up as their historical figures and shared their research with classmates, other grades in the school and family visitors.

Visitors were given the opportunity to walk around the museum and hear first-person stories of these distinguished figures' childhood, education and how they became successful, as well as famous quotes and much more. Visitors also had the opportunity to pose questions to the portrayed historical figures.

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