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Posted: Friday, Nov 23rd, 2012

DEL NORTE Christmas and the holiday season are coming. Rio Grande County Museum and Cultural Center would like to invite the public to help celebrate the season. A collection of nearly 100 nativities from around the world including the United States, India, South and Central American countries, Russia, Africa, Haiti and Asia is on display.

The materials used to make the pieces of art include wood, ceramic, shells, nuts, glass, china, pottery and fabric.

Also, a unique Menorah with a beautiful stained glass Star of David represents Chanukah is on display.

Along with the nativities, a showing of photographs of churches and other places of worship around the world as well as the beautiful churches and synagogues in Colorado and the San Luis Valley will be displaced.

The artists featured in this showing include Wilma Schaffer, John Barton and Roberta Hanna.

This show began November 15th and will continue through December 23rd at which time a benefit concert for the museum by Randy Macy, Sarah Off and Rachel Hand will conclude the Christmas and Holiday Season at the Rio Grande County Museum and Cultural Center.

Tickets for the concert will be $15 and can be obtained by calling the museum. Seating is limited. Early reservations are suggested.

For more information, please call the museum at 657-2847.

To make this a Del Norte and Rio Grande County weekend, please check rglodging.com for lodging information.

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