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North Facade

What Brings You Here

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Take a Virtual Tour of the State Capitol. Click HERE to tour the North Facade of Nebraska's Beautiful Capitol.

Steps to the Capitol

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The steps leading to the main entrance to the Nebraska State Capitol are more than a way to get in.  Symbolically, the steps rise from ground level just as life has risen up on the plains. The steps have been the site of many celebrations and speeches.  They're one of the many features that bring people to the Nebraska State Capitol.

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Gottscho-Schleisner Collection (Library of Congress)

Historically, these steps also have been a place where people rise up in protest.

One of the first protests happened in 1933, when the Farm Holiday Association marched on the State Capitol to demand that the legislature put a hold on farm foreclosuresthe legal process that banks use to get back some of the money they loaned when a borrower can't repay the loan for two years.

Let's Play a Game: Gain and Loss

What happened when new people, animals, or things came to Nebraska?

Answer the questions and watch Nebraska change!