Oliver Torkelson educated a fellow Tracy Area Elementary School student on all things George Washington during last week’s “wax museum” event at the school. Photo / Per Peterson

It’s one thing to just study history — open a book, maybe write a one-page report. But last week, Tracy Area Elementary School students took studying and learning about the past to a whole new level.

Fifth-graders on Thursday donned a wide array of garb, as they dressed up as well-known figures from past eras and showed off just show how much they learned for their “wax museum” event.

Teacher Lucas Novosad attended a history conference in St. Paul last summer, and there, he met a teacher from Mankato and started talking about a “wax museum” she did there.

“I liked the idea, so I went to Mrs. (Mary) Soupir and asked if she’d want to kind of partner with me,” Novosad said. “We both agreed to do it together.”

See more in this week’s paper!