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

Courtyard Landscape Progresses

By Roxanne Smith | August 14, 2020

The Nebraska Association of Former Legislators organized and funded the Courtyard Landscape Restoration Project which will return the four courtyards in the Nebraska State Capitol to their original 1934 Ernst … Continued

Session Reconvenes with COVID Changes

By Roxanne Smith | July 15, 2020

As the Nebraska Unicameral reconvenes to complete its 106th Legislative Session, Speaker Jim Scheer has implemented new procedures to provide a safer environment for Senators and staff to finish their … Continued

Capitol is subject for artists

By Roxanne Smith | June 29, 2020

The Nebraska State Capitol, an architectural and artistic masterpiece, contains artwork telling Nebraska’s story. The many different pieces of art were created by many different artists over many different decades. … Continued

Sidewalk leading to accessible entrance

Capitol Tours Resume

By Roxanne Smith | June 8, 2020

Free guided public tours of the Nebraska State Capitol have resumed following the Governor’s recommendations for keeping healthy during the COVID19 pandemic. Guides will be wearing face shields to protect … Continued

Capitol COVID19 Update

By Roxanne Smith | March 17, 2020

The Nebraska State Capitol is open to the public for the operation of state business. Special event sponsors have cancelled public gatherings in the Capitol through the end of May … Continued

East Entrance open to public during HVAC project.

HVAC Phase II Begins

By Roxanne Smith | February 12, 2020

All ground floor entrances remain open during the Phase II HVAC Project work. Phase II of the Capitol’s HVAC project most impacts the southeast quadrant where the Judicial branch is … Continued