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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 woman wearing a Puerto Rican flag dress.
Illustration of a cardinal bird on a pink, flowering tree branch in a snowy field with trees.
Illustration of a black bear laying at the base of a tree trunk
Black and white illustration of a mountain range and lake


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