Nativity scene display set at history center

Nativity scene display

set at history center

More than six dozen Nativity tableaux will be exhibited at the Jackson County History Center in Brownstown several weekends starting Nov. 30.

Along with scenes from the center’s collection will be several loaned by individuals for the display in the livery barn at Walnut and Sugar streets. Hours will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 6, 7, 13

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Groups may make arrangements to view the display at other times by calling Margo Brewer at 812-358-2924 or Gloria Cross at 812-358-4005. People who want to display their tableaux also may contact the co-

chairwomen.

The Nativity tableau originally included representations of an infant Jesus in a manger with his mother, Mary, and her husband, Joseph. Over time, wise men and shepherds, who appear separately in two Christian Gospels, were added along with camels and sheep. Other farm animals and angels were added to some scenes, which have been crafted in a variety of materials, including wood, ceramic and plastic.

The center also will have its annual Christmas in the Village with singing of carols and serving of cookies and cider from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 9 at the Ketcham Pioneer Village. The activity is in conjunction with the Brownstown/Ewing Main Street visit with Santa Claus at the courthouse.

Also, the history center encourages people to submit photographs for its Winter Wonderland in Jackson County photo contest during the county fair next summer.