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September 21, 2018

Lanigan Elementary School transforms into living history museum


Lanigan Elementary School fifth grader Braeden Dempsey portrays Abraham Lincoln during the school’s living history museum activity Wednesday afternoon.

Lanigan Elementary School fifth grader Braeden Dempsey portrays Abraham Lincoln during the school’s living history museum activity Wednesday afternoon.

Famous political figures, inventors, musicians and athletes roamed the cafeteria at Lanigan Elementary School on Wednesday afternoon as history came to life.

Jacob Hahn immerses himself in history as he becomes Benjamin Franklin for a living museum project at Lanigan Elementary School.

Jacob Hahn immerses himself in history as he becomes Benjamin Franklin for a living museum project at Lanigan Elementary School.

The school’s annual living history museum gave fifth graders a chance to research a famous person from history, create a presentation about the historical figure and dress the part.

Everyone from Betsy Ross to Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady were represented as students in all grade levels and parents explored the museum.

“I always thought she was one of history’s greatest women,” said fifth grader Chloe Devendorf as she spoke about why she selected Sacagawea for her project. “She did what people back then thought women couldn’t do and I think that is really cool.”

Other historical figures on hand included John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jackie, Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein, Sam Adams and Coco Chanel, to name a few.

Coco Chanel (Alena Wright) and Jackie Kennedy (Falyn Pitcher) are all smiles as history came to life at Lanigan Elementary School on Wednesday.

Coco Chanel (Alena Wright) and Jackie Kennedy (Falyn Pitcher) are all smiles as history came to life at Lanigan Elementary School on Wednesday.

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