TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — An event celebrating Black History Month returned Thursday to a local elementary school.

The African American Interactive Wax Museum was held at Benjamin Franklin Elementary school in Terre Haute.

The program has fourth graders learn about, and dress up as, various African American historical figures and celebrities. As younger students come through the museum they are able to hear about each person from the student portraying them, and can ask questions if they choose.

“Black history is also American history,” Behavior Interventionist and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leader for the elementary school Ruth Clark said. “It also helps these students see where they can also progress and be successful in life as well.”

The school plans to do this project again with next year’s class of fourth graders.

Clark says the third graders who attended get excited for their turn to present the wax museum next year when they’ve moved up a grade.