A Student Showcase of Important People Through History

On October 18th, from 6:30-8:00pm, the Athenaeum Learning Center will be transformed into the Athenaeum Wax Museum.  Students from 3rd-8th grade can bring a presentation about a favorite person from history, and share it with friends and family.

  • Time: October 18th, 2018, from 6:30-8:00pm

  • Location: Athenaeum Learning Center, 15 Columbia Road, Pembroke MA 02359

  • Cost: There is no cost for homeschooling families to participate. 

  • Note: Your child does NOT need to attend the Athenaeum Learning Center as a full or part time student to participate.  This event is open to any homeschooling student who would like to complete a biography project at home, and share it as part of a community event!

The Athenaeum Learning Center is a private school serving students from 4 years through 8th grade.  We have a vibrant homeschooling program, where homeschooled students can attend our center for full-day drop-off programs.  This is an opportunity for homeschooling students to showcase their efforts in a group environment.

Who will be there?

This is a required project for our full time elementary and middle school students.  We hope a large group of homeschooled students will also come, making this an even bigger and better event!

What is the specific assignment?

This is the assignment that we have handed out to our students.  Please note that the dates are for OUR purposes: if you choose to do this project at home, you can work along your own timeline.  We do, however, ask that you work along the general parameters of the assignment: the biographical figure should be a real person who is no longer living.  Homeschooled students will not receive grading feedback or grades: that is up to the parents.

Why is this open to the public?

Our mission statement is to offer programming to as diverse a group of students on the South Shore as possible.  We offer a variety of free opportunities for homeschooling families to participate in some of the FUN parts of a school environment, without requiring them to commit to our program in other ways: other events we run through the year are a homeschool support group, a Halloween party, and occasional special events and activities.  Many of us adults have fond memories of these sorts of big projects from our own school days, and of the excitement of going into school in the evening to showcase our hard work to our friends and parents.  This is a fun opportunity for homeschooled students to participate in such an event!  Please note that you don't need to be registered in any of our homeschool programs to participate: this is a free and open event for any homeschoolers on the South Shore. 

How do I RSVP?

Please let us know if you plan to participate, and who your child is planning to present, at least about a week in advance (I know the assignment says by October 1st, but please ignore that).  This will allow us to set up the space, and to put together a little program booklet for the evening.

If you have any questions, or to RSVP, please email info@athenaeumlearning.org.

  Wax Museum 

Athenaeum Learning Center

15 Columbia Road, Suite 5, Pembroke MA 02359


Tel: (781) 499-5388

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