Wax museum features many historic characters

Enterprise Staff ReportsMay 16, 2014 

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Students from Los Banos High School Advanced Placement U.S. History classes will present a wax museum featuring characters from the nation’s history.

MARINA GAYTAN — mgaytan@losbanosenterprise.com Buy Photo

The Los Banos High School Advanced Placement U.S. History classes will present a wax museum featuring important characters in the nation’s history.

The living museum, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. next Friday at Henry Miller Plaza, will feature nearly 100 characters from pre-Revolutionary days through the present.

The characters will be portrayed by high school students in costume.

For the first time, the high school students will be joined by some fifth-graders from Lorena Falasco Elementary School.

The elementary students will present portrayals of figures from history as children.

Included in the museum will be Caesar Chavez, farm workers advocate; Maria Tall Chief, Cherokee Indian and world famous ballerina; Wild Bill Hickok, lawman; Andrew Carnegie, steel magnate; Bill Gates, Microsoft owner; and President Abraham Lincoln.

Other figures include “Silent Spring” author Rachel Carson, trick shot artist Annie Oakley, retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Conner, car maker Henry Ford, baseball great Roberto Clemente, aviator Amelia Earhart, airplane inventors Orville and Wilbur Wright, famed cowgirl Calamity Jane and first lady Dolley Madison.

There will be biographies of all characters displayed in the outdoor museum as well as portrayals of the characters.

Each student will have a button and, when pushed, the character will come to life and tell visitors about his or her life.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call Tim McNally at (209) 826-6033.

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