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CBS Sunday Morning highlights Nativities

CBS Sunday Morning will feature the University of Dayton’s vast crèche collection on a segment about Nativities during an episode airing Sunday, Dec. 22.

The University’s Marian Library holds more than 3,600 sets representing more than 100 countries — from the smallest on the head of a nail to the largest, a Provençal Village with 150 figures that can fill an entire room.

CBS correspondent Nikki Battiste interviewed Marian Library Director Sarah Cahalan on Nativity representations from local customs and cultures around the world, demonstrating how different cultures make this familiar story their own. 

Battiste also visited the home of Nativity collector and longtime University of Dayton employee Michele Devitt, who helps organize the annual At the Manger: World Nativity Traditions exhibit on campus every year.

More information on this year’s exhibit is available on the University’s website. The exhibit runs through Jan. 12, 2020. It is closed Dec. 24 to Jan. 1, and Jan. 4-5. 

Photos and information on many Nativity sets are also available online.

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News and Communications Staff