nutcracker http://ripr.org en Nutcrackers on display at URI http://ripr.org/post/nutcrackers-display-uri <p>If you’re looking to continue the holiday spirit you might want to check out a special display of German Christmas figures at the URI library. The display contains twenty nutcrackers, an orchestra of angels, and a collection of cute incense smokers. &nbsp;<br>Retired URI professors Gerald and Sylvia Krausse collected the figures which are all from the Ore Mountains in Germany. Nutcrackers were first created in these mountains and were used to crack nuts but also served another purpose. Wed, 26 Dec 2012 13:07:50 +0000 Summer Allen 1830 at http://ripr.org