You can commemorate the Wisconsin State Capitol on your own Christmas tree. The 2012 version of the Wisconsin State Capitol Ornament features a design based on the “Liberty” mosaic at the Capitol. One of four glass tile mosaics located between the arches in the Capitol Rotunda, “Liberty” was designed by artist and author Kenyon Cox in 1912.
In keeping with the holiday spirit, the young woman representing Liberty is wearing a red cap and is dressed in two shades of green, the color of youth and hope.
The non-profit, Capitol Ornament program began nine years ago and has raised thousands of dollars for the State Capitol Restoration Fund. Proceeds from ornament sales allow the State of Wisconsin to acquire items for the ongoing restoration of the Wisconsin State Capitol. All the ornaments are made in America by the Chem Art Company of Rhode Island. Chem Art also produces the annual White House ornament.
The ornament costs $16 and is available online, as well as at the Wisconsin State Historical Society Gift Shop, the Wisconsin State Capitol Information Desk, the Wisconsin State Veteran’s Museum, Johannsen’s Greenhouse, Orange Tree Imports and the Monona Terrace Gift Shop in Madison and Tis the Season Gift Shop in Middleton..