Lincoln’s new Peregrine Falcon named Lincoln

By Roxanne Smith | July 15, 2011

The lone eyas to fledge at the Nebraska State Capitol this year was given the name Lincoln in the Nebraska Games and Parks Name the Falcon Contest.  Lincoln can be … Continued

Congratulations South Carolina!

By Roxanne Smith | June 29, 2011

Congratulations South Carolina!  Winners of the College World Series in Omaha. Thanks to all the folks attending the College World Series who made the trip to Lincoln to see our … Continued

It’s a boy! Probably.

By Roxanne Smith | June 7, 2011

On June 7, 2011 Joel Jorgensen, Nongame Bird Program Manager, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Lauren Dinan, Nongame Bird Biologist, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Janet Stander, Raptor Recovery Nebraska, … Continued

Fledged Falcons Find New Home

By Roxanne Smith | May 23, 2011

Two of the eyas (chicks) fledged by the pair of Peregrine Falcons nesting atop the Nebraska State Capitol have found a home in Topeka, Kansas. The pair named Boreas and … Continued

Arbor Day at the Capitol

By Roxanne Smith | April 29, 2011

  State Forester Scott Josiah reminded those assembled of the ReTree Nebraska efforts to plant 1,000,000 trees in Nebraska between 2007 and 2017. Mark Derowitsch of the Arbor Day Foundation … Continued

Astronaut Returns Flag

By Roxanne Smith | April 20, 2011

Today in the second floor rotunda of the Nebraska State Capitol astronaut Clayton Anderson returned the Nebraska state flag he had taken with him on his June 8, 2007 Space … Continued

Observation Decks Open

By Roxanne Smith | April 1, 2011

Now that the Exterior Masonry Restoration Project is complete all four sides of the 14th floor observation level are open to the public.  It has been 12 years since visitors … Continued

Capitol Volunteer Recognized

By Roxanne Smith | March 8, 2011

The Office of the Capitol Commission thanks longtime volunteer Arlene Rash for her many years of service at the Capitol Information Desk.  Arlene provided valuable information to visitors and citizens, … Continued

Music Education Week at the Capitol

By Roxanne Smith | March 1, 2011

March is Youth Art Month and Nebraska’s Music Education Association is sponsoring a series of noon concerts in the Capitol Rotunda from February 28 – March 4. Today the Pawnee … Continued

Capitol Muralist Recognized

By Roxanne Smith | April 25, 2010

The Nebraska State Capitol was prominently featured in a 2009 exhibition at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, New York. The exhibit, … Continued