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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 sea turtle wearing a Santa hat.
Illustration of a tropical fish with a santa hat
Illustration of two fish underwater
Illustration of a dinosaur in a mountain desert.


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