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Friday, February 6, 2015

Elementary Schools Presented Annual Kentucky History Wax Museum

Will Anderson as Samuel Woodfill
On Thursday, February 5, fourth grade students at all three Fort Thomas Independent Schools, Johnson, Moyer, and Woodfill, presented their annual Kentucky History Wax Museum as a fundraiser for local charitable organizations, school updates, and in the case of Johnson students, an interactive poetry wall at the school.

So, how did it work?  Each year, the students choose to be a famous or influential Kentuckian from history or current events.  The students dress as these characters, memorize facts about their lives, and generally portray the character.  Historically, students have dressed as Abraham Lincoln, Henry Clay, Daniel Boone, and Rosemary Clooney.  This year, selections were a bit more current with several Katniss Everdeen’s (Jennifer Lawrence is from Louisville), a Jared Lorenzen, Cris Collinsworth, and even Ernie “the Turtleman” Brown.  The students wait in a freeze frame until a spectator drops money into their coin-operated slot at which point the student comes to life and gives facts from their character’s life.

As one can imagine, gathering many quotes from the students as themselves was quite difficult given that they did NOT break character, but in all, the event appeared to both raise money and give the students an opportunity to learn about a historical figure and to practice performing and public speaking.  Not to mention, it was downright adorable!  And the proof for that is in the pictures!

Kristian Overman as Kenney Shields

Charlie Kuhn as Edwin Hubble

Alex Lacourt as Cris Collinsworth
Brady Carter as Harland Sanders
Jake Venneman as Jared Lorenzen
Malaki King as Wes Unseld
Thomas Kearns as Ernie Brown
TreVaugh Woods as Lyman T Johnson
Belle Bryant as Jennifer Lawrence


  1. All the kids did a great job!!! They were all very cute!!!

  2. The kids were great! I really enjoyed it.