The 2020 Texas Capitol Ornament is available for purchase at the Motley County Library. The Friends of the Library organization offers this service with only a limited quantity available.
A Texas tradition for over 20 years, the Texas Capitol Ornament Collection is the capitol’s signature offering. Each year since 1996, the Capitol has issued a new annual design reflecting an aspect of the capitol’s building or history. Over the years, ornaments featuring popular themes such as the Alamo, bluebonnets, wildflowers, and the Texas House and Senate chambers have been added to the assortment. Each ornament is proudly made in the USA. The annual collectibles are finished in 24k gold and presented in a velour lined gift box.
The 2020 ornament celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Texas Capitol Ornament program with a special commemorative ornament. This year’s ornament design was inspired by the south façade of the statehouse and pays homage to the very first Texas Capitol Ornament designed in 1996. Finished in 24K gold, this three-dimensional keepsake features the Capitol dome and south entrance, colored in the same hue as the Texas Sunset Red granite used to build the Capitol. Above the south entrance are the six seals of Texas. The Capitol dome is complimented by the American flag and Texas flag, flying just as they do every day over Capitol Square. The doors open to reveal the statehouse south foyer, framed by the marble statues of Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston, which were sculpted by celebrated artist Elisabet Ney in her Hyde Park studio in Austin, Texas. Inside, you can see the circa 1936 terrazzo floor leading to the Capitol rotunda that showcases portraits of the Presidents of the Republic and Governors of the State of Texas.
Ornaments are only $25.00 each and make great Christmas gifts. Ornaments can be mailed for an additional $5.00 charge.
Call the library at (806) 347-2717 to reserve your ornament or for more information.