Christmas Across Africa

African Nativity scenes are on display at the Knights of Columbus Museum’s annual Christmas exhibit Nov. 15 – Mar. 4.

Christmas Across Africa, Nov. 15, 2011 to Feb. 5, 2012

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The Knights of Columbus Museum presents its seventh annual crèche exhibition, Christmas Across Africa, Nov. 15, 2011 to Mar. 4, 2012. The display has nearly 100 crèches, statues and other artwork from 23 African countries and tribes, including wood and stone sculptures, Coptic icons, banana leaf Nativity scenes, polished stones and papyrus paintings.

The Knights of Columbus Museum will host a free lecture, My Christmas at Home in Africa, by Yosola Sholagbade-Adeoye, Wednesday, Dec. 28 at 6 p.m. Yosola will present the lecture again Thursday, Dec. 29, at 1 p.m

The annual Christmas Tree Festival opens Dec. 4 featuring trees decorated with handmade ornaments by regional school children reflecting the artistic traditions of African nations.

The Museum, located at 1 State St. in New Haven, is open daily 10 am to 5 pm (though closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). Admission and parking are free. For info, call 203-865-0400 or visit kofcmuseum.org.