Summer time visitors to the Nebraska State Capitol will find the tour staff ready to show them the building and share Nebraska’s story. The Legislature has adjourned and school tours are finished for the season. Groups of day care children will occasionally visit the Capitol, but visitors will find the Capitol quiet and a nice … Continued
Author: Roxanne Smith
It was a beautiful morning to plant a tree on the Capitol’s south west lawn in celebration of Arbor Day, Nebraska’s home grown holiday. Dignitaries from the Nebraska Forest Service and the Arbor Day Foundation joined Lt. Governor Mike Foley in celebrating Arbor Day at the Capitol.
Rallies at the Nebraska State Capitol are held on the public sidewalks around the perimeter of the Capitol grounds, and during warmer months, generally May – October, on the North Plaza of the Capitol. Groups wishing to rally at the Capitol must follow guidelines established by the Office of the Capitol Commission. For more information … Continued
March is Youth Art Month at the Nebraska State Capitol. Beginning March 4 the Nebraska Music Education Association will hold a series of free noon time concerts in the 2nd floor rotunda. The public is invited to enjoy Nebraska’s student musicians as they perform choral and band music. Monday, March 4th 12:00 -12:30pm Schuyler … Continued
The Nebraska State Capitol will be closed to allow for special statehood day activities sponsored by the Nebraskaland Foundation on Saturday March 2. The building will reopen for public tours on Sunday March 3 at 1:00 p.m.
The Capitol was lit red to celebrate the University of Nebraska’s Charter Day, February 15th……. and the celebration continues. The Office of the Capitol Commission illuminates the Capitol with colored light at the request of non-profit and not for profit groups to draw attention to their work. OCC’s policy allows four lightings per year, with … Continued
The Office of the Capitol Commission has established guidelines for photographers, groups and individuals wishing to have their photos taken inside the Capitol. Because the Capitol is a public building with public functions of government taking place, private activities like photography sessions cannot block access or interfere with public functions such as guided public tours. … Continued
The Nebraska State Capitol will host the 71st annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Carol Sing sponsored by Pinewood Bowl Inc. in the second floor rotunda on Sunday December 9, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Prelude music by the Concordia Handbell Choir under the direction of Jessica Kite will begin at 1:30 p.m. Charlie Brogan with KFOR … Continued
First Lady Susanne Shore continues the celebration of Nebraska’s 150 birthday on Sunday December 2, 2018. From 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. new ornaments commissioned by the First Lady in a statewide call to artists will be on display in the 2nd Floor Rotunda of the Nebraska State Capitol. The ornaments, in the shape of Nebraska, … Continued
First Lady Susanne Shore is offering a second opportunity for Nebraska artists – professional and emerging – to submit ornament proposals in the shape of Nebraska for the Nebraska State Capitol’s official holiday tree! Nebraska artists of any age may have up to 5 ornament designs selected for the holiday tree. 59 designs were juried … Continued