State Capitol Holiday Ornaments

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2017 State Capitol Holiday Ornament
In 1985, the 75th Arkansas General Assembly approved a measure, introduced by State Representative Art Givens, authorizing a Capitol monument honoring Arkansas's law enforcement officers who had lost their lives in the line of duty. Act 964 created a committee made up of representatives of law enforcement agencies, professional associations and the Secretary of State's office, which would select a design and site for the memorial, develop criteria for inclusion and solicit and accept funds for its construction.

The project began in earnest in 1987 with announcement of a statewide design competition and fund-raising events. Several sites were considered, including the mall due north of the Capitol, the east promenade and within the Rotunda. Fund raising proved slow, however, and the project remained stalled for several years.

In 1993, the project was revived. A site due south of the Capitol was approved by the Capitol Arts and Grounds Commission and an elegant, straightforward design was created by architect Chris Dimon of Burt Taggart & Associates. Ground was broken on October 23, 1993 and the monument took shape speedily, aided by many firms supplying expertise and materials either as in-kind contributions or at cost.

The completed monument was dedicated one year later, on October 23, 1994. It consists of a circular concrete plaza with a flagpole at its center. It is surrounded to the north by a boxwood hedge and to the south by a semicircle of 29 precast concrete plinths. Twenty-eight of them bear black marble plaques upon which are engraved the names of Arkansas peace officers who have died in the line of duty. One, located at the middle of the semicircle, bears an elegiac poem composed by Anita Layne Riley, widow of one whose name is found on the marble tablets.

When the monument was dedicated, it bore 149 names; as of 2017, those remembered stands at 229. The names are given without rank or indication of affiliation, reminding visitors that all officers were and remain equal, comrades in vocation, sacrifice, and memory.

 

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2016 State Capitol Holiday Ornament
This year's State Capitol holiday ornament features the Arkansas Fallen Firefighters' Memorial, the most recent monumental addition to the Capitol grounds. Dedicated in 2014, the memorial was designed by sculptor and retired firefighter Robert Daus; it consists of a sculptural group representing fire fighters past and present, located in a monumental plaza located just west of the Capitol. The ornament depicts the monument as it is viewed from the west, standing in high relief against the Capitol's west facade and dome rising behind it. The ornament's three-dimensional effect is striking, making this a standout addition to the Capitol ornament series.

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$19.50 ea 2016 Holiday Ornament
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2015 State Capitol Holiday Ornament
This year's State Capitol collectible ornament celebrates the design of the Arkansas State Flag, configured beautifully for your family to hang on this year's Christmas tree. Dating back to 1912, the flag design was submitted to the Pine Bluff chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution state flag contest. The winner of the contest was a school teacher (and DAR member) from Jefferson County, Miss Willie Kavanaugh Hocker. The ornament represents Arkansas's simple, yet elegant design of the state's flag. It is a 3-dimensional State Flag, super imposed over an outline of the State of Arkansas, drafted with gold and a beautiful red outline. Add this ornament to your collection!

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$19.50 ea 2015 Holiday Ornament
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2014 State Capitol Holiday Ornament
This year's collectible ornament features two of Arkansas's beloved state symbols: the apple blossom and the mockingbird. Governor Jeff Davis signed a resolution for the state flower on February 1, 1901 one day after the Senate was presented with a bushel of polished Arkansas apples for their vote. The mockingbird became the official state bird on March 5, 1929, when Governor Harvey Parnell signed the measure following a campaign by the State Federation of Women's Clubs. The ornament is the second in our series of Arkansas state symbols. Add it to your Capitol collection!

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$9.75 ea 2014 Holiday Ornament
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2013 State Capitol Holiday Ornament
This year's collectible ornament celebrates 100 years of the distinctive Arkansas state flag. It was born from a 1912 design competition hosted by then-Secretary of State Earle Hodges and the Pine Bluff chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Out of 65 submissions, judges chose an elegant diamond design created by Jefferson County schoolteacher Willie Kavanaugh Hocker. Her concept, with slight modifications, was adopted by legislators as the state's first official banner on February 26, 1913. Order yours today!

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2012 State Capitol Holiday Ornament
Our collectible ornament series continues for 2012, featuring the vivid stained-glass rendering of the Great Seal of State, which can be found in the southwest corner of the first-floor rotunda. Mr. Ike Osborne presented the beautiful glasswork to the Capitol in 1986 in honor of the state's sesquicentennial. This three-dimensional ornament captures the regal icons of the Great Seal - including the goddess of liberty, angel of mercy, sword of justice and a majestic eagle that bears the state's motto, Regnat Populus, "The People Rule." Purchase yours today!

 

$9.75 ea 2012 Holiday Ornament
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2011 State Capitol Holiday Ornament
Our collectible ornament series continues for 2011 with a fascinating look at the Capitol's architecture in a concept originated by Secretary of State Mark Martin himself. The design showcases the majestic exterior of the Capitol on the left with a cutaway on the right revealing intricate interior features. Inside the cutaway, you're treated to a glimpse of the Capitol's holiday finery in miniature -- from the Rotunda Christmas Tree to garland that festoons the grand staircase. Add it to your collection today!

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2010 State Capitol Holiday Ornament
The 2010 Arkansas State Capitol Christmas Ornament captures the beauty of the Capitol during the holiday season. Traditional elements, combined with crowd-pleasing fireworks highlight the Lighting Ceremony and this ornament elegantly depicts the thrill of the event.

 

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2009 State Capitol Holiday Ornament
There is a long tradition of having Christmas trees of one kind or another at the Arkansas State Capitol. In 2003 Secretary of State Charlie Daniels brought back the tradition of placing a live tree in the Capitol's rotunda. The trees vary in species but are always cut from an Arkansas farm. Dress up your Christmas tree this season with this intricate ornament commemorating a timeless symbol of the Holiday season. Order Now!

 

$9.75 ea 2009 Holiday Ornament
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2008 State Capitol Holiday Ornament
Since 1911, the six bronze doors under the Arkansas Capitol's east portico have served as the building's signature entrance. Dress up your Christmas tree this season with this timeless representation of one of the most beautiful, distinctive and well-loved design elements of the Arkansas State Capitol. The doors were designed by architect, Cass Gilbert, and fabricated by the famed Tiffany Studios of New York.

 

$9.75 ea 2008 Holiday Ornament
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2007 The Arkansas Capitol Chandelier:
An ornament for every season. At the heart of most state capitols are beautiful chandeliers lighting the way for thousands of visitors every year. Adorn your Christmas tree this year with our beautiful chandelier ornament to help light the way for your family and friends this holiday season.

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$9.75 ea 2007 Holiday Ornament
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2006 State Capitol Holiday Ornament - House
Two ornaments join the Capitol's collectible series this year to showcase the grand entryways to the State Senate and House of Representatives. Each stately marble transom is represented as it appears during the holidays, festooned with ribbons and garland.

 

$9.75 ea 2006 Holiday Ornament - House
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2006 State Capitol Holiday Ornament - Senate
Two ornaments join the Capitol's collectible series this year to showcase the grand entryways to the State Senate and House of Representatives. Each stately marble transom is represented as it appears during the holidays, festooned with ribbons and garland.

 

$9.75 ea 2006 Holiday Ornament - Senate
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2005 State Capitol Holiday Ornament
The west fireplace in the Governors Reception Room is recreated in the 2005 ornament. The ornate limestone carvings and marble are depicted in astonishing detail with the addition of a Christmas wreath for all to enjoy.

$9.75 ea 2004 Holiday Ornament
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2004 State Capitol Holiday Ornament
The first in the Arkansas State Capitol Christmas ornament collection, the 2004 Capitol building ornament shows the front facade of the Capitol in beautiful detail, utilizing three dimensions and ivory enamel to bring all the beautiful details to life for your tree.

$9.75 ea 2004 Holiday Ornament
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