Old Capitol reopens after the fire

May 06, 2006
Saturday, May 6, 2006

Old Capitol ribbon cutting, 2006
Nearly five years after fire destroyed the dome and cupola, the Old Capitol Museum reopened to the public with $9 million in repairs and renovations. The now iconic brightly painted walls and the creation of temporary exhibit space (Hanson Humanities Gallery) on the ground floor were significant changes seen in the newly restored building.