Approximately 160 crèches from around the world will be on display. The annual exhibit has become a tradition at Hood, and the number of displays has grown over the years. The exhibit began with Beulah Munshower Sommer, a 1944 alumna of Hood, who was a world traveler and collected some 700 crèches. She donated a portion of her collection to the College, and starting around 1999, the library began displaying them as a regular holiday event. Sommer continued to add to the library’s collection until her death in 2015. The exhibit will be open during the library’s regular business hours. Check online at www.hood.edu/library to view operating hours as they change when classes are not in session.