2021 Capitol Ornament Arrives

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 roxanne.smith@nebraska.gov. The $25.95 plus tax ornament is also available at the History Nebraska museum 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Tuesday through Friday and 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM on Saturday (Closed Sunday and Monday). There is more information about Office of the Capitol Commission ornaments in the Visit tab.

The 2021 Capitol Commemorative Ornament replicates the design carved in limestone above the bench of Nebraska’s Supreme Court. This design includes a bison head, symbol of the prairie, three law books, the helmet and shield symbolizing the protection the law provides, and the Roman fasces signifying the power of the law. The balanced scale of justice represents Nebraska’s state motto in the ribbon at the bottom intertwined with Goldenrod, the state flower. The version in the court is the only one in color and includes heraldic ribbons.

Lawrie's Supreme Court Coat of Arms
The Coat of Arms carved by Lee Lawrie