HCM NATIVITY SCENES

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The Hancock County Museum, Ridge Ave., New Cumberland, is decorated for Christmas and will be open for tours 1-4 p.m. Nov. 27 and Dec. 4, 11 and 18. This Christmas Season the Museum is featuring nativity scenes from around the world, thanks to a recent donation from Mr. and Mrs. Tom Runkle. These creches include a coconut shell nativity from Jamaica, and African American Children creche, a folk art nativity from Guatemala, a creche with the wise men wearing native feather headdresses from Indonesia, and a wooden nativity from India. These, along with the three nativity scenes already part of the Museum collection, present a beautiful and interesting display of our creches from various Christian societies all over our world. Much of the world was heavily influenced by Queen Victoria’s reign, as was the architecture of the Marshall House, home for the present HCM. Victorian style holiday activities will be provided on our open Sundays for all visiting children. The HCM is always open by appointment by calling 304-564-4800 and leaving a message. Someone will soon get back to you to arrange a tour or a special holiday celebration for your family, friends, or organization. (Submitted photo)

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