For years preservationists have had to rely on invasive and labor intensive techniques to clean masonry structures. With the recent restoration projects at the Nebraska State Capitol, preservation staff looked for the latest developments in masonry cleaning and tested these techniques for their effectiveness to clean and preserve the Capitol. At the beginning of the … Continued
It is the goal of the Office of the Capitol Commission to restore and reuse original components of the Capitol whenever possible. The removal of the original flag poles from the exterior of the two legislative chambers to accommodate tuckpointing and copper roof installation provided the opportunity for OCC staff to restore these important original … Continued
Capitol Commissioners Governor Dave Heineman, at the podium, and UNL College of Architecture Dean Wayne Drummond helped Albion Mayor Paul Hosford unveil the plans UNL Professor Martin Despang’s students developed for revitalizing Albion’s downtown area. Following their opening remarks, the Governor and Dean, along with students and Albion community leaders viewed the plans and models … Continued
Office of the Capitol Commission staff have been honored for outstanding service by Administrative Services. At a Quarterly Recognition Ceremony on January 22, 2010, the Carpentry and Grounds Shops received recognition. A Tourism Aide with OCC was honored for her public service at a ceremony in July of 2009. Doni Peterson, Deputy Director of Administrative … Continued
The Nebraska State Capitol Commission has set their schedule of quarterly Commission meetings for 2010. All meetings are set to begin at 9:00 am in State Capitol Hearing Room 1507. The Joint Annual Meeting with the Capitol Environs Commission will be held at 10:00 am following the November 4, 2010 Capitol Commission Meeting.
Work on the Capitol Exterior Masonry Project stopped early due to the unusual December snow storms. In previous years the masonry contractor had been able to work well into December before shutting down. Demolition of the east entrance stairs, also planned for this winter resume once the snow melts and conditions improve. Work in 2010 … Continued