For the past 14 years, Stevens fourth-grade students spend three weeks each school year learning, researching, and studying the American Revolution and life back in the 1700s. The culmination of their hard works is a Living Museum where students from two of the fourth-grade classes assumed the character of a person from back in time. They prepared for their roles by donning traditional garb, displaying props relative to their trade and deciding whether they will be loyalists or Patriots--and they must be prepared to explain why. Every class is invited to visit the museum and is encouraged to ask the "characters" questions about their trade. The other fourth-grade class was the "press." They interviewed students, teachers and guests who visited the museum.