Where do the Nativities and Wreaths come from that are on Display?
This exhibit is an interfaith community effort. The nativities and wreaths come from members of the communities of Northeastern Nevada. This exhibit could not exist without the willingness of many people to lend their nativities—many, precious family treasures—with the exhibit for all who come to the exhibit to enjoy.
A few of the nativities are the altar crèches from area churches, and some come from organizations.
You are invited to share your Nativities and Christmas Wreaths
You are invited to share your nativity (or multiple nativities, or any items having to do with the Biblical Christmas Story) with the exhibit. As an interfaith, community event, this is a standing, and open invitation. As our chairman says, "after all it is a nativity exhibit, and we need nativities."
This year we are also looking for Christmas Wreaths.
If you would like to share with this year's exhibit, please bring your items to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building at 3001 N. Fifth Street on the following dates:
Tuesday, November 29: Wreaths and any items, such as framed art, wall hangings, quilts, or anything that needs to be hung on a wall
Wednesday, November 30, between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.: NATIVITIES
When you arrive, you will need to check-in your nativity and/or wreath.
On Wednesday, once you've checked-in, unpack and set up your nativity. Tablecloths will be on the tables, however you are welcome to bring any accessories that you normally use to display your nativity, such as doilies, runners, fabric, risers, and the like.
Please note that if your nativity has lights, electricity will not be available. Also, candles will not be able to be lit.
Pick up your items on Monday, December 5th, from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Before taking your items home, please check-out —this way we know you have your nativity. Also, please make sure you have all of your items, and also please double-check that you haven't picked up someone else's items by mistake.
If you have further questions, please contact us via email.