Not a movement was detected, nor a sound heard as Driver Middle School fifth grade students presented their annual "Wax Museum" on Thursday April 23. Hundreds of families and Marcellus community members turned out to view the displays that lined the hallways at DMS for this unique historical museum.
The annual instructional project involves elements of social studies, English language arts, and information gathering curricula. Each fifth grade student selected a historical figure, conducted research and wrote a report for the wax museum. The students then dress in character and pose without sound or movement for the hour-long wax museum event. Community members are free to visit the historical displays as they move through the first floor hallways of Driver Middle School.
Among the historical figures depicted at this year's DMS fifth grade wax museum were Leonardo Da Vinci, Amelia Earhart, Jane Goodall, Dr. Seuss, Harry Houdini, Abraham Lincoln, Milton Hershey, John Lennon, Queen Elizabeth, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Helen Keller, Jayne Austin, Wayne Gretsky, Teddy Roosevelt, Orville Wright, Sacajewea, Shirley Temple, Thomas Edison, Sybil Ludington, Steve Irwin, Michell Kwan, Annie Oakley, Princess Diana, Walt Disney, J.R.R. Tolkien, J.K. Rowling, and George Lucas.