Follow the Star: World Nativities Exhibit


Daily times subject to change. Call 267.502.2990 for up-to-date information.

Scheduled hours:
1 to 5pm Sunday, December 5, Glencairn's Glad Tidings: A Celebration of Christmas event
10am to 4pm Monday, December 6 through Friday, December 10
10am to 3pm December 16, 17, 20-23, 28-30, January 3-7 and 10, 12-14
1 to 4:30pm Saturdays, December 11 and 18, January 1, 8 and 15

Admission: Donations Welcome

See how Christians around the world have adapted the Nativity scene to represent their own national, regional and local cultures, in our second annual exhibit featuring crèches from around the world. The three-dimensional Nativity scenes, made from local materials with regionally distinctive clothing, animals and structures, compliment the museum’s collection of Nativity art dating from medieval times through the early 20th century. The Glencairn collection includes crèches made in countries traditionally associated with production of Nativity sets, such as Germany, Italy, Poland and Latin America. It also includes some made in countries typically not associated with crèches, such as Laos, Nepal, Egypt and Ethiopia. This year members of the Moravian Historical Society in Nazareth, PA, will be setting up the Morris Family Putz, a 150-year old Nativity scene from Bethlehem, PA, in a free event open to the general public on Saturday, December 4th (1:00 to 4:30 pm).