Now on display is a beautiful collection of nativity scenes. The Christmas crèches are from collector Judi Sheridan of North Bloomfield. Many of them were discovered during her travels around the world.
The first nativity scene was replicated in the setting of a cave in 1223 by St. Francis of Assisi, thereby starting a tradition that quickly spread throughout Christian Europe and later to other continents.
The holiday scenes will remain in the display case, located on the second floor of the library, through December.