Ever see a Nativity scene that includes African Masai herdsman in feathered headdresses? A Czech scene with hundreds of villagers? Moose, giraffes and polar bears around the manger? A crèche from the American Northwest with Mary as an Inuit holding a bundled up Baby Jesus?
You can see all of these and more at the University of Dayton’s Marian Library main Christmas exhibit. More than 200 Nativities are on display though Jan. 31, 2011, in this year’s show called “At the Manger: World Nativity Traditions.”
The Dayton, Ohio, Marian Library’s vast Crèches International collection contains over 3,600 sets and particularly seeks out those Nativities that demonstrate the link between culture...READ MORE