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Youth Art Month at the Capitol

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

Capitol Closed March 2

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.

Go Big Red! Capitol?

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

Guidelines for Photography in the Capitol

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

Capitol Tree Lighting Ceremony December 9

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

New Ornaments for Capitol Tree

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

Call for Ornament Artists

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

Capitol Arbor Day

Arbor Day, April 27, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. the Office of the Capitol Commission hosted dignitaries from the University of Nebraska, the Nebraska Forest Service and the Arbor Day Foundation at a tree planting ceremony on the West Lawn of the Nebraska State Capitol. Bob Ripley, Capitol Administrator introduces l. to r. Dan Lambe, President … Continued

Changing Seasons

Spring 2018 is bringing many changes to the Nebraska State Capitol. We are fairly confident it won’t snow again, so we’ve opened the main north entrance on second floor. This means the promenade deck will be open for evening strolls, no jogging or bicycling please. The Promenade Deck is open sunrise to sunset. The Peregrine … Continued

School Tour Season Arrives

March brings busloads of fourth graders to Lincoln and the Capitol for their Nebraska History field trip. Students from across Nebraska visit the building hoping to take a tour, meet with their state senator and watch the Legislature in session. Most of the prime tour times, 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. are already … Continued