University Museum Unveils 2013 Holiday Keepsake Ornament

Double-decker bus design captures iconic image from Oxford's popular town Square

The 2013 UM Museum keepsake ornament

OXFORD, Miss. – For the 13th year, the University of Mississippi Museum is offering a new keepsake ornament for the holiday season. This year’s design features Oxford’s beloved double decker bus.

The double decker buses were imported from England to Oxford in 1994. They have become established icons in the city of Oxford for their use in events and city tours, including the Oxford Art Crawl, a free monthly art event.

The Double-Decker Bus and the 2012 Walk of Champions ornaments are available for $25, plus tax. All other previous keepsake ornaments are available for $20, plus tax. These designs feature the Barnard Observatory, Old Skipwith House, Brandt Memory House, the Lyceum, Ventress Hall, Lafayette County Courthouse, Oxford City Hall, the Ole Miss Women’s Basketball Jersey, William Faulkner’s Rowan Oak, Theora Hamblett House and Theora Hamblett’s “Christmas Trees.” A set of all 13 keepsake ornaments is available for $240.

The keepsake ornaments can be purchased at the museum shop or with a credit card by calling 662-915-7073. Orders to be shipped must be placed by Dec. 13 and require a shipping and handling fee.

Museum members receive a 10 percent discount on all merchandise in the Museum Store.

The University Museum is at the intersection of University Avenue and Fifth Street. Hours for the Museum and store are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more information, visit http://museum.olemiss.edu or call 662-915-7073.

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