NET launches virtual capitol website

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NET launches virtual capitol website

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To coincide with Nebraska’s sesquicentennial celebration, NET has launched an interactive, online exploration of the Nebraska State Capitol building.

The “Nebraska Virtual Capitol” website is a resource that offers information and digital tours of the inside and outside of Nebraska’s capitol and the governor’s mansion. The website includes details on the history, art and architecture of the buildings that serve as the heart of state government.

A few clicks reveal photos and information about parts of each structure, including the elegant doors of the Warner Chamber, the amazing view looking up from the State Capitol rotunda and the formal drawing room in the mansion.

Legislative chamber inside the Nebraska State Capitol.
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Legislative chamber inside the Nebraska State Capitol.

The “Nebraska Virtual Capitol” website includes 360-degree virtual tours with “hot spot” links to details and close-up images of rooms, mosaics and murals. It also features links to a curriculum website with lesson plans and other resources for teachers designing Nebraska studies and art lessons.

The “Nebraska Virtual Capitol” curriculum is targeted to K-12 students, with an emphasis on fourth graders who are studying Nebraska history.

Former Nebraska First Lady Sally Ganem helped launch create of the website. Support was also drawn from the Nebraska Arts Council and nearly 100 donors and contributors across the state.

For more information about the website, click here.

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