Friday, March 1 through Sunday, November 3, 2019
Sunday, April 28, 1:00 - 5:00 pm, during the Sacred Arts Festival
Tuesday-Friday with 2:30 pm tour or by appointment
Weekends 1:00 - 4:30 pm, self-guided by donation
Admission included with guided tours and events
Explores themes of sacred and celestial imagery in the traditional arts of the Pennsylvania Dutch, with special emphasis on the decorated barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania. This exhibition, which features actual examples of barn stars, decorated objects, and related images, is guest curated by Patrick Donmoyer, director of the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University. Donmoyer is the author of Hex Signs: Myth and Meaning in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars (2013). The Heritage Center and Glencairn Museum have collaborated on a full catalog for the Glencairn exhibition.
Friday, November 29 — Sunday, January 5
Daily 12:00 — 4:30 pm
Closed December 9-10, 24-25
Suggested donation $5 per person
Glencairn Museum’s annual World Nativities exhibition presents dozens of three-dimensional Nativity scenes collected from around the world. For many centuries the story of the birth of Jesus Christ has been depicted through the creative lens of artists from a wide variety of spiritual, intellectual, and cultural backgrounds. This year World Nativities features the historic Jennie Trein Christmas putz (Nativity scene) from the Moravian Historical Society in Nazareth, Pennsylvania; Nativities on loan from the Knights of Columbus Museum in New Haven, Connecticut; and outstanding examples from Glencairn’s own growing collection.