Peregrine Falcon Update

By Roxanne Smith | October 14, 2022

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

By Roxanne Smith | August 26, 2022

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 OCC ornament

2022 Capitol Ornament Here

By Roxanne Smith | April 21, 2022

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

Dome Appearance Changes

By Roxanne Smith | February 17, 2022

Capitol watchers will notice a difference in the appearance of the Capitol’s lantern. The gold dome appears duller and darker. The blue in the Thunderbird panels seems less brilliant. During … Continued

2021 Capitol Commission Ornament

2021 Capitol Ornament Arrives

By Roxanne Smith | June 4, 2021

The Office of the Capitol Commission 2021 Commemorative is now available from the Office of the Capitol Commission by calling (402)471-0449 or emailing The $25.95 plus tax ornament is … Continued

West face of Capitol

A Summer Evening at the Capitol

By Roxanne Smith | April 29, 2021

Now that the evenings are getting warmer and it is staying light longer, it’s time for an evening stroll. What could be better than strolling the sidewalks around the four-square-block … Continued

Virtual Youth Art Month Exhibit and Awards

By Roxanne Smith | March 8, 2021

Each year the Nebraska Art Teachers Association displays artwork by Nebraska’s state-wide student artists at the Capitol. At the end of the exhibition the Nebraska Art Teachers Association (NATA) holds … Continued

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 … 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 … Continued

OCC's 2020 ornament

Capitol Gifts Available

By Roxanne Smith | October 6, 2020

  The 2020 Commemorative Ornament, plus previous year’s ornaments and Capitol T-Shirts are available directly from the Office of the Capitol Commission Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 … Continued