2018 CAPITOL ORNAMENT – Wisconsin State Capitol Ornament


The 2018 Wisconsin State Capitol Ornament is a tribute to the badger statue located in the State Capitol – it is a replica design of the badger outside of the Governor’s office. Many kids will lovingly rub it’s nose for good luck!  The bronze statue was created as a gift from the people of the state of Wisconsin for the battleship USS Wisconsin (BB-9) in 1899. All proceeds go to the Wisconsin State Capitol Restoration Fund.

Since 2004, the proceeds from ornament sales have supported over $70,000 in restoration projects around the Capitol building. Previous ornament sales have helped to fund the visitor’s bird’s eye view from the glass perch inside the dome of the State Capitol.