Educational Materials

Youth Art Tour  This is a self-guided tour designed for parents of preschool and Kindergarten children. This tour is for parents to read and then guide students to look for things (shapes, colors, animals) in the artwork and have them describe what they see in the floor ceiling and wall murals. The narrative also allows parents … Continued

Teachers and Students

Teachers and students will find educational materials and curriculum which use the artwork and symbolism of the Nebraska State Capitol to reinforce the Nebraska State standards for art and social studies. Some of the exercises and slide shows are tied directly to the standards they address.  Other materials are more general in natural and follow … Continued

Have a Flag Flown

Requests to have a flag flown commemoratively at the Nebraska State Capitol should first be directed to the Secretary of State’s Office, phone (402)471-4070 or email: During this initial contact please include name, address, email and phone number of requester.  Name of person being honored and why, preferred date to be flown, if possible, … Continued

Capitol Events Calendar


Courtyard Plant List

Each of the four courtyards is landscaped in a similar manner. Lodense Privet hedges, Lingustrum vulgare ‘Lodense’, line the interior sidewalks, rose beds and enclose the circular annual beds surrounding the central fountain. The planting beds around the exterior sidewalks are filled with perennial flowering shrubs. Each courtyard has a unique color scheme featuring different … Continued

100th Anniversary

In 2022 the Office of the Capitol Commission is recognizing the 100th anniversary of the construction of this third Capitol beginning with the 1922 groundbreaking ceremony. Preparation for the task of creating a third Capitol began with the passage of the Mears Tracewell Act in 1919, when the Nebraska Legislature voted to create a Nebraska … Continued

Native American Inspired Artwork

The thematic consultant on architect Bertram Goodhue’s design team guided the artists Hildreth Meiere and Lee Lawrie in the decoration of the Nebraska State Capitol. While theme overall theme of the Capitol was to represent the state of Nebraska and its growth and development, Hartley Burr Alexander, Ph.D. believed that any representation of Nebraska should … Continued