Probošt’s Nativity Scene at Třebechovice started to be built in 1885 and sank into oblivion 

for a short period of time after its author’s death in 1926. Shortly before World War II, it 

was displayed all around Czechoslovakia and won numerous awards. During World War II  

it was hidden under unfavourable conditions (e.g. in a barn or in a brewery cold store).  

The public only became aware of it at the beginning of the 1960s. In 1967, it became 

the most successful exhibit of the world exhibition EXPO 67 in Montreal, Canada, and 

was presented at several international exhibitions. In the early 1990s, Třebechovice 

Nativity Scene by Probošt passed to the Town of Třebechovice pod Orebem and is under 

management of the Třebechovice Museum of Nativity Scenes. Since 1999, it has been 

included among National Cultural Monuments.