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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 depicting the South Carolina flag with a tree and crescent moon in front of a beach.
Illustration of a cardinal bird on a pink, flowering tree branch in a snowy field with trees.
Illustration of a mardi gras mask and beaded necklace
Illustration of two manatees wearing scarves and hats. One kisses the other's cheek


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