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Rotunda viewed from Great Hall
The Nebraska State Capitol is host to a variety of public and governmental events each year. Official functions of government have priority for use of the capitol. Requests for use of the capitol by non-profit and not-for-profit groups with state-wide or larger scope are reviewed based on guidelines established by the Office of the Capitol Commission. Requests to hold an event at the capitol are made by filling out a Facility Use Permit available from the Office of the Capitol Commission. A minimum of two weeks noticed is required for events at the Capitol.
To receive a Facility Use Permit or if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email Roxanne here.
Department of Education Awards Ceremony
Are You Interested in Seeing the Building in Person?We're open 7 days a week, so plan a visit here. Then, explore some photos and perhaps read more about the Memorial Chamber.
The architect who designed the Nebraska State Capitol was Bertram Goodhue. The thematic program of the Capitol was developed by Dr. Hartley Burr Alexander. Sculptor for the Capitol was Lee Lawrie, and Hildreth Meiere designed all the floor and ceiling mosaics. The building was constructed over a ten year period in four building phases. Construction began in 1922 and was completed in 1932. Total cost of the building was just under $10 million.
Capitol quick facts
- Construction started in 1922, completed in 1932.
- The architect was Bertram G. Goodhue.
- There are 15 floors above ground.
- The building is 400 feet tall.
- It is the third Nebraska State Capitol.
- It cost $9.8 million in 1932 dollars.
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