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One of many Nativity views


This Nativity, part of the annual World Nativities exhibition at Glencairn Museum in Bryn Athyn, was made in a French monastery by members of the Sisters of Bethlehem. The figures are handmade using dolomite stone from the Pyrenees in southern France. This year World Nativities features the historic Jennie Trein Christmas putz (Nativity scene) from the Moravian Historical Society in Nazareth, Pa.; Nativities on loan from the Knights of Columbus Museum in New Haven, Conn.; and examples from Glencairn’s collection. Settings for the Nativities were created by Bryn Athyn artist Kathleen Glenn Pitcairn. The exhibition is open from noon to 4:30 p.m until Jan. 6, every day except Dec. 24 and 25.

Photograph courtesy of Glencairn Museum.