September 2, 2012 Lincoln Monument Centennial at the Capitol

By Roxanne Smith | August 27, 2012

The Lincoln Monument Centennial Rededication is fast approaching.  If you’ve ever wondered about the early history of Lincoln and how Nebraska came to commission the nation’s leading sculptor of public … Continued

Public program will discuss Abraham Lincoln sculptor.

By Roxanne Smith | August 20, 2012

When Nebraska school children were asked to help raise money to construct a monument to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, the pennies they collected did not have … Continued

Lincoln Monument Centennial

By Roxanne Smith | August 14, 2012

The Lincoln Monument has been a significant feature on the Nebraska State Capitol Grounds for 100 years. The monument was commissioned by Nebraskans to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the … Continued

The Sun Returns

By Roxanne Smith | July 24, 2012

Bertram Goodhue really knew what he was doing when he designed the Nebraska State Capitol. Not only does the building provide richly appointed chambers for the functions of government and … Continued

Blog about a Blog

By Roxanne Smith | March 26, 2012

Joel Jorgensen, Nongame Bird Program Manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, has begun a blog, Peregrine Falcons at the State Capitol, about the activities of the nesting pair … Continued

Nebraska Capitol Shines

By Roxanne Smith | February 14, 2012

As the sun came up this morning, it reflected off the snow on the ground and sparkled through the hoarfrost in the trees. Shining bright in all that white light … Continued

Remember, Celebrate, Act: A Mission Still to Fulfill

By Roxanne Smith | January 13, 2012

On January 13, 2012 over 100 people gathered in the second floor rotunda of the Nebraska State Capitol to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and celebrate the achievements of … Continued

Bessey Bust Installed

By Roxanne Smith | December 1, 2011

The bust of the most recent inductee into the Nebraska Hall of Fame, Charles Edwin Bessey, has been placed in the north west gallery of the second floor rotunda in … Continued

Happy Thanksgiving! The Capitol will be open on Saturday and Sunday

By Roxanne Smith | November 26, 2011

The Nebraska State Capitol will be closed to the public on Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after. The building will reopen on Saturday November 30 at 10:00 a.m. Tours will … Continued

Finishing with a Flourish

By Roxanne Smith | November 15, 2011

Lincoln is home to many oaks and they are providing a final flourish of fall color. For those coming to Lincoln for Thanksgiving weekend or the football game, the Nebraska … Continued