Famous American Wax Museum comes to life at Breakfast Point Academy

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Have you ever wanted to step inside a time machine and meet the people who shaped American history? What about some famous figures still alive today?

The second graders at Breakfast Point Academy took care of the hard work by bringing their Famous American Wax Museum to life this week.

The students spent weeks researching prominent people in American history. They even rehearsed lines to describe themselves and their contributions to our country.

Nola, a student participating in the museum, chose Helen Keller. She said, while demonstrating sign language, "Hi, my name is Helen Keller. I was born on June 27th, 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama."

Before the students would speak, visitors would touch a circle drawn on their hand, like a button.

Another student named Aaron researched Walt Disney.

"Hi, my name is Walt Disney. I was born on December 5th, 1901 in Chicago. I am famous because of Mickey Mouse. I did some important things like build Disneyland and Disney World," he said.

This is the eleventh year the school has featured its wax museum.