Exhibit Opening: Presepio Napoletano & Madonna and Child

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Saturday, December 6, 2014 through Saturday, January 24, 2014

Nativity scenes are very popular in Italy and are generally found in every household during the holiday season. The nativity originated in Italy in the 13th century when St Francis of Assisi asked Giovanni Vellita of the Village of Greccio to create a manger scene.

On display next to Presepio Napoletano is an international collection of images of figurines of Virgin Mary. The Madonna and Child collection is courtesy of Father Matthew R. Mauriello of St. Roch Church in Greenwich, CT.

Exhibits on view: Saturday, December 6, 2014 through Saturday, January 24, 2014.
Exhibit Hours: Monday - Thursday 10:00am to 4:00pm; Friday 2:00pm to 8:00pm; Saturday 10:00am to 12:00noon. Hours subject to change.

For more information or to schedule a guided tour or group visit please call 914-771-8700.
Suggested donation: adults $10, children 18 years of age and under $5

Source: Westchester Italian Cultural Center

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