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Ornaments From Across the USA

Each year one-of-a-kind ornaments are made by Americans representing every U.S. state, territory, and the District of Columbia. Explore some of the ornaments created for 2023's America Celebrates display.

Illustration of an island sunset with flowers along a stream of water and a Mariana fruit dove.
Illustration of the Golden Gate Bridge at sunset
Illustration of birds flying and looking at flowers. Text reads "Iowa"
Illustration of an eastern bluebird on a branch.


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