Jennie Trein Putz Exhibition


A Christmas Putz, constructed by Jennie Trein, of Nazareth, will be on display at the Whitefield House. A Putz is an elaborate miniature display that tells the Christmas story. The Putz is made up of hundreds of small figures and is one of the largest of its kind. Some of the figures in Jennie Trein’s Putz are hand carved and some were created using everyday household items. Trein welcomed visitors into her home to view her Putz for over 50 years. She was 98 when she passed away in 1977. Building putzes is a Moravian tradition that reaches back to the eighteenth century.