Annual Moravian Christmas Putz


A Christmas Putz from the Moravian Historical Society's historic collection will be on display at the Whitefield House beginning November 30 from 1 to 4 p.m. 

Building a putz is a Moravian tradition that reaches back to the mid-18th century. A putz is an elaborate miniature display that tells the Christmas story. The putz is made up of hundreds of small figures and can be elaborate or simple. Today, an increasing number of Moravian congregations have adopted the practice of a “community putz” where families and groups cooperate to build a putz in a public building rather than in individual homes.