RCW: A Look Back 3.17

ORNAMENTAs the Christmas holiday nears, let’s take A Look Back eight years to the 2008 State of Kansas Christmas Tree official ornament. This brass and enamel ornament was designed by Topekan Anita Wolgast to hang on the Kansas Tree in Washington D.C. 

The tradition of the National Christmas Tree and the Pathway of Peace (along which are placed the 56 state and territory trees) began in 1923 under President Coolidge. 

Who has one of these decorating their home this year?

For more great Kansas Jayhawks history and artifacts plan a visit the Booth Family Hall of Athletics and the new DeBruce Center, home of James Naismith’s Original Rules of “Basket Ball”, or visit the Booth Hall online today.