On May 13, students from St. Theresa School were greeted with a surprise. Behind museum ropes, historical figures were arranged around the gymnasium, frozen in position. When dimes and nickles were dropped in each coin bank, the figures came to life, sharing their own stories from ancient times.
Characters ranged from Queen Nefertiti (Georgia Mezzanotti), to explorer Leif Erikson (Daniel Lynch). Younger students enjoyed conversations with Moses (Kevin Heinrich), Gandhi (Jack Kelly), Cleopatra (Angie Barahona) and Veronica (Irene DeFelice). Bringing history to life helped the students connect with these characters, so different from the pages of a textbook or an internet search.