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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 a mountain campsite at night with a tent, campfire, and camp chair.
Illustration of a farm in a green field with growing green plants.
Ornament depicting purple flowers. A scroll across says "Illinois"
Illustration of the outside of a home during the fall surrounded by orange trees and smoke coming out of the fire place.


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