Main Gallery

Nativities Around the World   

November 6, 2015 – January 23, 2016
Nativity scenes have been created and recreated for many centuries. The Global Village Museum’s Main Gallery exhibit is one of the most eclectic international collections of nativity sets. Of unique as well as universal origins, versions of the crèche scene are found in countries on every continent.

Nativities Around the World showcases more than 250 remarkable nativities of artistry and value. Fashioned by hand or manufactured with wood, stone, ceramic, fabric, copper, gourds, seeds and more, the figures reflect the cultures of their creators. From miniatures to large scale nativities, the collection is on loan from local individuals who generously share their treasures. In addition to traditional nativities, renditions from Thomas Kincaid, Simpich, Goebel, and other rare collectible and antique sets grace the gallery.