The 2017 Annual Capitol Square Ornament is Available!
“The Fountain at Monument Walk” ornament represents the fountain location at the base of Monument Walk. The Fountain has adorned Capitol Square since 1852. The Fountain was installed as part of John Notman’s redesign of the Square, which sought to improve the landscape after the construction of the Washington Monument in 1850. Notman, a Scottish-born architect and landscape designer based in Philadelphia, was awarded the commission largely due to his success as the designer of Richmond’s Hollywood Cemetery in 1848.
Ornaments are available at The Virginia Shop at the Capitol and in the Capitol at the Lower Rotunda reception desk. Ornaments are also available at the Bell Tower by appointment only please call ahead by contacting Andrea Siebentritt, Communications & Development Coordinator at (804) 786-1010.
A Historic Commonwealth Collection
The official Capitol Square ornaments are a series of annual collectible ornaments, featuring the historic treasures of Capitol Square. Finished in brilliant 24K gold, made entirely in the U.S.A, and presented in a handsome gift box, the ornaments are a perfect gift for colleagues and friends. All proceeds support the Virginia Capitol Foundation’s mission to enhance the educational and cultural potential of Capitol Square’s historic treasures through program development and community engagement.
The First Annual Ornament, introduced in 2012, features the Jefferson-designed Capitol. The Second Annual Virginia Capitol Ornament, introduced in 2013, features the historic Bell Tower. The Third Annual Ornament introduced in 2014, features a true historic Executive Mansion. The fourth Annual Ornament introduced in 2015, features the George Washington Equestrian Monument. The fifth in the series of ornaments for 2016 was a commemorative tribute to Thomas Jefferson, “Architect of Liberty”. For 2017, we are excited to release the sixth in this ornament series at from the ordering options below.
New this year: lower shipping rates!
Order the ornament online at Virginia Capitol Foundation’s
Secure giving site..