COVID19 Impacts on the 107th Legislature

By Roxanne Smith | January 15, 2021

Public Interaction with the 107th Legislature First Session will remain limited due to the ongoing pandemic. To watch the sessions live go to NET Live & On Demand.   Speaker of the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature Mike Hilgers has established procedures for the 2021 Legislative session which will allow the Legislature to discharge their constitutional duties … Continued

Standing Bear Goes to Washington, D.C.

By Roxanne Smith | November 9, 2020

One hundred years after the Ponca Tribe was forcibly moved from their northern Nebraska homeland to Indian Territory, Nebraskans recognized Ponca Chief Standing Bear for his contribution to Native American rights. Inducted into the Nebraska Hall of Fame in 1977-78, Standing Bear was again recognized as a symbol of the Ideal of Freedom during the … Continued

OCC's 2020 ornament

Capitol Gifts Available

By Roxanne Smith | October 6, 2020

The 2020 Capitol Commemorative Ornament is available via curbside pickup between 10 am and 4 pm Monday through Friday at the History Nebraska Museum located at 15th and P Street in downtown Lincoln. Please call (402)471-3447 for more information about placing an order for pickup. The 2020 Commemorative Ornament, plus previous year’s ornaments and Capitol … Continued

Courtyard Landscape Progresses

By Roxanne Smith | August 14, 2020

The Nebraska Association of Former Legislators organized and funded the Courtyard Landscape Restoration Project which will return the four courtyards in the Nebraska State Capitol to their original 1934 Ernst H. Herminghaus planting plan. Beginning in May, Campbell’s Nursery and Judson Irrigation have been working on and off as weather conditions allow to prepare the … Continued

Session Reconvenes with COVID Changes

By Roxanne Smith | July 15, 2020

As the Nebraska Unicameral reconvenes to complete its 106th Legislative Session, Speaker Jim Scheer has implemented new procedures to provide a safer environment for Senators and staff to finish their work for Nebraskans. Beginning July 20 and running through the August 13, 2020 adjournment, the Legislature will meet with proper social distancing and very limited … Continued

Capitol is subject for artists

By Roxanne Smith | June 29, 2020

The Nebraska State Capitol, an architectural and artistic masterpiece, contains artwork telling Nebraska’s story. The many different pieces of art were created by many different artists over many different decades. The artwork in the Capitol includes sculpture, mosaic and oil paint on canvas. Among the images of Nebraska are native flora and fauna, the First … Continued

Sidewalk leading to accessible entrance

Capitol Tours Resume

By Roxanne Smith | June 8, 2020

Free guided public tours of the Nebraska State Capitol have resumed following the Governor’s recommendations for keeping healthy during the COVID19 pandemic. Guides will be wearing face shields to protect visitors as they provide tours and will maintain a proper 6 foot social distance from visitors. Visitors are encouraged to follow CDC recommendations and maintain … Continued

Capitol COVID19 Update

By Roxanne Smith | March 17, 2020

The Nebraska State Capitol is open to the public for the operation of state business. Special event sponsors have cancelled public gatherings in the Capitol through the end of May and some June events have been cancelled, check the Capitol calendar. Public tours are available. Visitors are encouraged to maintain a 6 ft. physical distance … Continued

East Entrance open to public during HVAC project.

HVAC Phase II Begins

By Roxanne Smith | February 12, 2020

All ground floor entrances remain open during the Phase II HVAC Project work. Phase II of the Capitol’s HVAC project most impacts the southeast quadrant where the Judicial branch is housed.  The Court Administrator, Probation Administration and Supreme Court Judges have moved into the tower. The Clerk of the Courts will move to Room #2122 … Continued

Corn mosaic in Speaker's Niche

Legislature Convenes

By Roxanne Smith | January 3, 2020

The Second Session of the 106th Nebraska Unicameral Legislature will convene in the George W. Norris Legislative Chamber on Wednesday January 8, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Visitors are welcome to view the opening day proceedings from the third floor Legislative balcony or via NET Live Legislative streaming or on NET Channel 2.  Information about the … Continued