Group Unveils the First Nativity Scene On Display at the Capitol

Dec 15, 2014

Several Austinites gathered today for the unveiling of the first nativity scene at Texas State Capitol. 

Trey Trainor of the privately-funded group Texas Nativity Scene Project says it's the first on display in the state's history.

"This is our first attempt at doing this and we've had no push-back so far," Trainor says. "It was really easy to work with the State Preservation Board to get access."

The project is privately funded and it's one of 30 scenes going up across the country. 

The nativity scene will be on display on the ground floor rotunda of the Capitol until Dec. 22. Tomorrow marks the first full day of Hanukkah, and Gov. Perry will meet Texas Jewish leaders to light a menorah in front of the Capitol.  

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