Joy to the World: Crèches of Central EuropeNovember 21, 2015 - January 31, 2016
The museum’s 11th annual Christmas exhibition will feature 76 Nativity scenes from the central European nations of Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia. Additionally, the museum’s own collection of crèches from around the world will be on display, including its recent acquisition, a modern Neapolitan diorama.
15th Annual Christmas Tree Festival Grand OpeningDecember 5, 2015 • 1-4 p.m.
Join us for live music from the Yuletide Carolers, children’s crafts and a visit from St. Nicholas. The Christmas crèche exhibition will be open and announcement will be made of winning schools’ Christmas Trees.
Christmastime Family DayDecember 27, 2015 • 12-3 p.m.
Join us for live music from “Joyful Noise,” children’s activities, refreshments and open galleries for the Christmas crèche exhibition and Christmas Tree Festival.
The Polish Nativity: A Beautiful Palace for the King of KingsJanuary 16, 2016 • 2 p.m. Presentation by Connecticut iconographer & artist Marek Czarnecki.
The Polish Nativity scene or szopka is a unique folk expression of the Christmas story. Learn why in the Polish tradition, instead of the humble stable of Bethlehem, the Holy Family is placed inside magnificent palaces made of tin foil and paper.