Director's Note

Old Capitol Museum staff visit the grave of building architect William Nichols.It has been a great summer at the Old Capitol Museum, but now the season is winding down and we are getting ready for another school year. Our staff has developed a diverse and exciting lineup of programs, including our annual scholar's competition the Old Capitol Bowl on October 2, the Archaeology Expo on October 18, and our after-hours living history extravaganza Present Meets Past on October 30. And we continue to celebrate our 175th birthday by engaging students with all the seminal events that have occurred in this National Historic Landmark. Please check our calendar of events for teachers to learn more.

We have also created several school programs that allow teachers to delve more deeply into subjects like government, the Civil War, and voting rights. Check out our special tours page. Many of these programs have lesson guides that include activities for students to do before, during, and after their trip. We are confident we have something for everyone.

Our staff looks forward to serving everyone this academic year. Please call to schedule a tour or register for any of these special events.