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Published on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 By Melissa Prycer
(/images/postimages/pdk_mg_3298.jpg)Almost exactly one year ago, we re-opened the General Store. If you haven’t visited us in a long time, the space may surprise you. Just about everything is touchable, and there are plenty of activities and roles for visitors to play. You can shop, weigh beans, run a cash register, play checkers, write or sort mail, wrap packages–and one of our favorites–sweep and dust. (Is it wrong that we get such joy out of letting visitors help us clean?) Of course, whenever we do something new, there’s a familiar fear. Will this work? Will visitors understand? Are we setting ourselves up to be destroyed by a herd of 4th grade boys? Will they learn anything? Though we haven’t done any formal studies on the success of th ..

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