Standing Bear Statue Dedication

By Roxanne Smith | October 11, 2017

The Nebraska State Capitol serves as a history book of Nebraska through its artwork and symbolism. No history of Nebraska is complete without mentioning the First Nebraskans. On the exterior … Continued

Courtyard Fountains Dedicated

By Roxanne Smith | September 22, 2017

On Friday September 22nd the Legislature’s Sesquicentennial gift to Nebraska was dedicated. The four courtyard fountains intended to be the focal point of the Nebraska State Capitol’s courtyards were not … Continued

Salute to the Good Life September 22 at the Capitol

By Roxanne Smith | September 19, 2017

The Nebraska Sesquicentennial Commission’s gala tribute to Nebraska’s history, culture and military personnel will begin at 4:00 p.m. Friday September 22 on Centennial Mall north of the Nebraska State Capitol. … Continued

911 Remembrance

By Roxanne Smith | September 11, 2017

The Lincoln Fire and Rescue Department, the Lincoln Police Department and the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department paid tribute to the first responders who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 … Continued

Attention Nebraska Fourth Graders Top Secret

By Roxanne Smith | August 31, 2017

As you start fourth grade in this Sesquicentennial year, our 150th year since statehood in 1867, you will want to dazzle your teachers, and classmates, with your knowledge of Nebraska. … Continued

Eclipsing the Capitol

By Roxanne Smith | August 10, 2017

For a brief moment on August 21, 2017 the Nebraska State Capitol will not shine as the most spectacular sight in the state. The Capitol will be eclipsed by the … Continued

Before school starts have a Capitol adventure

By Roxanne Smith | July 21, 2017

With school starting in just a couple weeks, families may be looking for one last adventure before everyone gets busy with school preparation. The Nebraska Tourism Commission is sponsoring the … Continued

Lincoln in a Different Light

By Roxanne Smith | June 27, 2017

Once again the Capitol and Lincoln can be seen in a different light—sunlight. Every year during the longest days of summer the front face of the Capitol and the relief … Continued

Water is Flowing

By Roxanne Smith | June 15, 2017

Testing has begun on the Capitol courtyard fountains. Contractors and Office of the Capitol Commission staff are in the final test phase of the project. The courtyard fountains are flowing … Continued

Courtyard Progress

By Roxanne Smith | June 2, 2017

Now that the bronze fountains are installed, the tile contractors are busy resetting the reclaimed original tiles and the new replacements. While the rains slowed progress, the sunny days have … Continued