History comes to life at Mickelson Middle School's wax museum

LEFT: Bob Ross, portrayed by Derek Peterson, painted a happy little sunset as he described his rise to television fame as the host of the instructional painting show, “The Joy of Painting,” on PBS. TOP RIGHT: Laura Ingalls Wilder, as acted by Makena Johnson, was the author of the famed “Little House on the Prairie” book series, recounted details of her childhood as a settler with her pioneer family. BOTTOM RIGHT: Astronaut Neil Armstrong, represented by Garrett Ysbrand, shared his story as the first man to walk on the moon in 1969 that led to the famous “That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” quote. (Alison Simon/Brookings Register)

BROOKINGS – Mickelson Middle School sixth graders spent Monday evening sharing their knowledge of historical figures with hundreds of parents, family members, and friends. Each learner portrayed a wide variety of interesting people as wax figures and prepared a speech for the annual People of the Past Wax Museum.

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