A cornucopia of crèches in Morris Township

Yes, Virginia there is a Christmas.  Proof of that spirit was at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Morris Township, where 163 Nativity scenes from around the world were artfully displayed on Sunday.

One of the 163 creches on display at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Morris Township. Photo by Marie Pfeifer

One of 163 creches that were on display at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Morris Township. Photo by Marie Pfeifer

There were tableaux depicting Mongolians and Eskimos and the Amish, among other cultures.

Scenes for the Community Crèche Celebration were submitted from church members’ collections.

“This is a community venue and we invite members of the community as well as members of our church to exhibit and enjoy seeing the collections of others,” said Jen Jones, chairwoman of the event.

Looking ahead to next year’s exhibit in December 2013, Jones invited anyone interested in submitting family collections of heirlooms to apply online at www.communitycreche.org to exhibit. The church is at 283 James St.

Photos by Marie Pfeifer. Please click icon below for captions.



Comments

  1. victoria shurtleff says:

    the exhibit sounds absolutely wonderful. is it open to the public? I would love to bring my grandchildren this week. thank you ~ vhs

  2. Kevin Coughlin says:

    Hi Victoria–
    Unfortunately, the exhibit was a short one. We will try to give you more advance notice next year! :-)

  3. Jennifer Jones says:

    Victoria~ I’m so sorry your grandchildren were not able to view the nativities or participate in the children’s activities and video. NEXT year the dates are scheduled for Dec. 6,7 & 8 (Fri.-Sun.). We will have well over 200 creches!

  4. victoria shurtleff says:

    thanks so much for your replies – next year then! vhs

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