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Over 100 Years

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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 snowman looking up at a bear
Illustration of a cow in a barn decorated with a Christmas wreath
Illustration of two fish underwater
Illustration of pink and orange mountains with a river running through them

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