Literature comes to life in MLHS Wax Museum

Characters from some of the great works of British literature walked off the pages and into Maple Lake High School as students from the British Literature Class of English teacher Naomi Durst produced a Brit Lit Wax Museum of famous literary characters on December 10.

Students and staff from both the high school and elementary, along with other area residents, visited the afternoon Wax Museum to see exhibits depicting Viking explorers, Scrooge and the three ghosts from “A Christmas Carol,” and William Shakespeare with his favorite families, the Capulets and Montagues from “Romeo and Juliet.”

Durst said students worked on their Wax Museum projects at various times for the past month. Costumes came Mary Beth Barder and the Drama Department or from family attics, with students using their own ingenuity and creativity to make their exhibits come to life.

In addition, students were responsible for exhibit details such as programs, invitations, banners, music, lights and sound and clean-up.

Durst also credited District Media Specialist Deb Craft with providing technical assistance, resources and advice that helped to make the first Brit Lit Wax Museum a success.