Glencairn Museum presents religious life through the ages by means of a remarkable collection that illustrates religions as varied as ancient Egyptian, ancient Greek and Roman, medieval Christian, Islamic, Asian, and American Indian.
"Nativity Festival 2013," running from Friday, November 29 through Sunday, January 5, features a special exhibition, Follow the Star: World Nativities, together with an exciting lineup of holiday events (see Upcoming Events). Read all about it in this article in Glencairn Museum News. Glencairn has also published an online Web resource, "Do You See What I See: Imagery in Nativity Scenes," to provide visitors to the exhibition with additional cultural, historical, and art historical information.
This year Glencairn will be offering a special 45-minute holiday tour, "Christmas in the Castle," through January 5th. Experience Nativity art from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Stops include the Great Hall, Upper Hall, Tower, Chapel, Master Bedroom, and select galleries. The tour also reveals how Christmas was celebrated in Glencairn when it was the private home of the Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn family (1940s to 1970s). Artifacts and historic photos will help to answer the question, “How do you celebrate Christmas in a 20th century castle?” The whole family will enjoy this tour!
Click below to watch the first minute of Embracing the Sacred: The Story of Glencairn Museum, our award-winning pre-tour orientation video. (If this link does not work on your system, try watching it on Vimeo.)
Glencairn Museum is part of the Bryn Athyn Historic District, a National Historic Landmark.