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About Us

We are the only Nationally Based Creche Society in the United States

Our organization is dedicated to these core principles:

  • To learn more about the creche tradition: how it developed, and how it is expressed in our own and other cultures.

  • To make better known the tradition of the creche.

  • To serve as a source of information about creches.

  • To encourage artists to create creches.

  • To promote creche exhibits.

  • To establish relationships with creche associations in other countries.


Our Story

The idea of Friends of the Creche started when 14 people met in December, 1999 to discuss forming an organization. The organization was officially founded in 2000, incorporated in 2001, and became a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2003.  The first convention was held in 2001 and has continued every other year since then to share our common love of the art of the Creche.  Learning, growing, and keeping the traditions and history of the Nativity, Belen, Nacimento, Krippen, (through its various forms and cultures) has been our sincere pleasure.   Click here for a more complete history.

Meet The Team



Cathy Lincoln - Chair for the 2024 Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.  December 2-4, 2025

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