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Living Wax Museum brings history to life in Lowell

Sports stars, inventors, civil rights icons and more were all on hand at Lundy Elementary School in Lowell Thursday night, for the school’s annual Living Wax Museum. (SBG)

LOWELL, Ore. - Sports stars, inventors, civil rights icons and more were all on hand at Lundy Elementary School in Lowell Thursday night, for the school’s annual Living Wax Museum.

Put on by a class of sixth graders, the project had each student pick a historical figure, then research their lives and accomplishments extensively. Then Thursday night, they got in costume and lined the halls of Lundy Elementary. They stood still like statues, until visitors put in a ticket. Then that statue came to life.

“I was the first woman to play in a men’s professional basketball league,” said “Nancy Lieberman.” “I began my professional career playing for the Dallas Diamonds.”

The student playing Orville Wright broke character a bit to talk about why he chose who he chose.

“I’ve always wanted to be an inventor my entire life,” he says. “And Orville Wright taught me the things about inventing. How hard to work, and to train.”

The Living Wax Museum is a fundraiser for the school’s end-of-year field trip.

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