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March 1, 1978

Written by Jeri Robinson

What was now happening was unclear. One day you went home thinking you understood a program idea, only to return the next morning to find out that it had been turned into something else.

I was invited to attend a meeting with Mike, Elaine, Janet Kamien, associate director of the Visitor Center, and several members of D&P, to discuss new directions for the Me Bay. Mike thought it might be developed as a whole with no discreet, individual exhibit pieces, that somehow these exhibits could be interwoven.

I wasn't sure what that meant. (Later I found out I wasn't the only one who was confused.) I was uneasy with the current Before You Were Three as a separate exhibit and was now more interested in ways the exhibit information could somehow be incorporated into the play space.

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