The original folk statue of George Washington that once graced the cupola of Washington Hall is decked out for the holidays at Elrod Commons, the student center at Washington and Lee University.
The statue was carved by a local cabinet maker from a single log of pine when the cupola was added in 1844. "Old George" was removed in 1990 and replaced with a replica, in order to preserve the original. (See the replica above the Colonnade, here. )
Who decides what Old George will wear? I have no idea. Perhaps someone will write in and tell me.