NET Officially Launches Nebraska Virtual Capitol Resources

News Release Date: 
February 27, 2017

For Immediate Release

NET Officially Launches Nebraska Virtual Capitol Resources

LINCOLN, Neb. (Feb. 27, 2017) – To coincide with Nebraska’s Statehood Day and the state’s sesquicentennial celebration, NET is launching “Nebraska Virtual Capitol” on March 1.
Produced by NET, the interactive “Nebraska Virtual Capitol” website (netNebraska.org/virtualcapitol) is a resource for students and visitors of all ages, both here in Nebraska and around the world, to see both inside and outside Nebraska’s Capitol and the Governor’s Mansion.

They can discover more about Nebraska, plus learn about the history, arts and architecture of the building that serves as the heart of our state government and the Governor’s residence, without ever setting foot in either of the two buildings.

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.

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 in the Capitol and mansion.

For educators, there are links to a curriculum website with lesson plans and other resources for teachers designing Nebraska studies and art lessons to use in their classrooms.

The “Nebraska Virtual Capitol” curriculum is targeted to K-12 students, with an emphasis on fourth graders who are studying Nebraska history, and is a resource for students who cannot visit the buildings due to distance or cost.

The vision and leadership of former First Lady Sally Ganem and the support of nearly 100 donors and contributors from across Nebraska, as well as the Nebraska Arts Council, were critical to the creation of this online history resource that is available to everyone.

The Nebraska Sesquicentennial Commission designated “Nebraska Virtual Capitol” as a 2017 Legacy Project.
NET operates the statewide public service network which includes NET Television, NET Radio, NET Learning Services and NET Technology Services. To learn more, visit netNebraska.org.


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