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White House Christmas Ornaments on Display


Clare County Arts Council is excited to announce over 25 White House Christmas Ornaments are on display at the Clare Union Railroad located at 201 W Fourth Street, in Clare. Leicia Griffin has loaned over 25 of these ornaments so the public may enjoy them during the holiday season. The history of the ornaments began when Jacqueline Kennedy established the White House Historical Association in 1961. She envisioned an organization that would educate and inspire Americans, particularly children, to take part in our shared history. Twenty years later, the Association launched an initiative to celebrate that history by offering unique annual Christmas ornaments to the public. All sales of the ornaments benefit the Associations mission of education and support for the historical preservation of White House art and artifacts.

Each year’s ornament honors either an individual president or a significant White House anniversary. The ornaments themselves are conceived by a new designer every year. The ornaments have been manufactured since the beginning of the program by ChemArt a veteran-founded small business in Lincoln, Rhode Island.

Stop by the Clare Union Depot this Saturday, Dec. 11 to view these ornaments. The Depot will be open 10-3. Or stop by Monday through Friday 10-4.


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