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From Cathedral to Yurt

By Michele Devitt, Curatorial Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator

Coming this Christmas season to the Marian Library... 

We will be displaying two of our new nativity settings created by retired University of Dayton math professor and Marian Library volunteer, Harry Mushenheim. Harry has spent over 150 hours creating a splendid backdrop to highlight a nativity scene inspired by a stained glass window in the National Cathedral. He has also spent his time creating a yurt to serve as a home for the Holy Family and three whimsical camels in a nativity set from Kyrgyzstan. 

To see these new creations, and many others, visit the At the Manger now through January 18!


Detailed information about the can be found at

Marian Library, seventh floor of Roesch Library 
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. weekdays, Oct. 22, 2018–Jan. 18, 2019 
1–4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1–2
1–4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8–9
1–4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 15–16
(closed Nov. 22–25, Dec. 7, Dec. 24–Jan. 1)

Fitz Hall, fourth floor 
10 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday–Thursday, Oct. 22, 2018–Jan. 18, 2019
(closed Nov. 22, Dec. 24–Jan. 1)

Parking and group tour information

Free and open to the public

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