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Sidebar: The Children's Museum ...an exciting place to be

Written by Mike Spock

1963—1969

  • First Interactive Exhibit (What's Inside?)
  • First Admission Charge

1964—1968

  • First Federal Grant (MATCh Project)

1965

  • First Retirement Plan (TIAA-CREF)

1966

  • First Collection Reorganization & Documentation (The Collections Project)

1966—1969

  • First Federal Research Grant (Validated Exhibit Project)

1967

  • First University Contracts (College Work Study Program)

1967—1979

  • First Teacher Center (Workshop of Things)

1968—1979

  • First Exhibit/Program Facility (Visitor Center)

...but with scary finances

1962—1971

  • Cumulative Deficit  ($ 427,173)

Next: Sidebar: The Future Museum (1975)