BES students research characters for annual wax museum

Elizabeth Jane Cochran was Nelly Bly, a journalist for the Pittsburgh Dispatch who crusaded against abusive treatment of the mentally ill. Enlargephoto

Photos by Melanie Brubaker Mazur

Elizabeth Jane Cochran was Nelly Bly, a journalist for the Pittsburgh Dispatch who crusaded against abusive treatment of the mentally ill.

If you saw Nelson Mandela and Babe Ruth heading into school recently, you weren't just imagining things.

Fifth-grade students at Bayfield Elementary hosted their annual 'wax museum,' researching the historical characters they portrayed. Visitors could stop in the school, push a 'button' on the wall, and listen to the characters talk about their lives.

Portraying Texas historical figures, Logan Shepard was Sam Houston, and Marshall Starkebaum played Davy Crockett. Both died at the Alamo. Enlargephoto

Photos by Melanie Brubaker Mazur

Portraying Texas historical figures, Logan Shepard was Sam Houston, and Marshall Starkebaum played Davy Crockett. Both died at the Alamo.