State Capitol Gift Shop
The State Capitol Gift Shop is located on the first floor of the Capitol. Offering Arkansas and Arkansas made products, the Gift Shop is open Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. For more information call 501-682-3593.
2014 Capitol Christmas Ornament
This year's collectible ornament features two of Arkansas's beloved state symbols: the apple blossom and the mockingbird. In 1900, the Searcy chapter of the Floral Emblem Society lobbied for the apple blossom's designation as the state flower. At that time, apples were a major cash crop for the state, especially in Northwest Arkansas. 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. Order yours today!
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2004 - 2013 Capitol Christmas Ornaments
You can also purchase past Capitol Christmas Ornaments from 2004 - 2013 in the State Capitol Gift Shop or at the link above. A portion of the proceeds from ornament sales benefits Arkansas Children's Hospital.