It's a museum inside a museum.

The Grantsdale kids do an annual "wax museum," where the students dress up as personalities from history and stand very still until an onlooker presses a button. They come to life and do a bit of acting as the character. This Thursday - May 30 - the location for that wax museum is a real museum - the Ravalli County Museum at 3rd and Bedford in Hamilton.

The students do research on the people they represent and learn about history and research at the same time. Then, a bit of public speaking and acting combine for their presentations. During the Wax Museum presentations, a public spaghetti dinner will be served.

The show starts at 6 p.m., part of the Ravalli County Museum's late Thursday openings and their free admission Thursdays, which are sponsored by the Phyllis and Dennis Washington Foundation.

By the way, the Ravalli County Museum is part of the Blue Star Museums, where they offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from now through Labor Day, September 2, 2013.