Better Hurry

As the northern hemisphere tilts away from the sun, autumn and winter arrive. As the trees in Lincoln stop photosynthesizing light energy into chemical energy, the chlorophyll in the leaves … Continued

Ornamental light for 2023

Working in the Capitol provides the opportunity to find light and beauty every day. Capturing the light and beauty for more than a moment is the challenge. Before LED lamps … Continued

You can’t see him.

The number one complaint heard around the Capitol about Nebraska’s new license plate design is it’s too light to see clearly. The new plate design chosen by First Lady Susanne … Continued

Arbor Day in the Rain

The annual Capitol Arbor Day tree planting ceremony was held under cloudy and a little bit rainy skies on April 28, 2023. A large group of brave Arbor Day foundation … Continued

Sesquicentennial Ornament Returns

The 2017 Office of the Capitol Commission ornament celebrating Nebraska’s Sesquicentennial is once again available having sold out in the Sesquicentennial year. The ornament features the central medallion of the … Continued

Cornerstone Centennial Program

The Office of the Capitol Commission and the Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs are hosting a Veteran’s Day program to commemorate the laying of the cornerstone for the Nebraska State … Continued

Peregrine Falcon Update

Joel Jorgensen, Nebraska Game and Parks Nongame Bird Program Manager reports the carcass of male Peregrine Falcon, 19/K, was found in a residential yard here in Lincoln. 19/K had lived … Continued

Imagine the Scene 100 Years Ago

Imagine the scene 100 years ago, south of downtown Lincoln, in a residential neighborhood, the new Nebraska State Capitol was under construction. Nebraskans, but especially Lincolnites, watched the progress of … Continued

2022 Capitol Ornament Here

Nebraska’s state mammal, the White-tailed deer is featured on the 2022 Office of the Capitol Commission ornament. Hildreth Meiere’s vestibule ceiling mosaic portrays “Nature’s Gifts to Man on the Plains” … Continued