Capitol Education Center To Be Named After First Lady

Nov 24, 2015

A visitor center at the Kentucky Capitol has been renamed as the Jane K. Beshear Capitol Education Center.

First Lady of Kentucky Jane Beshear
Credit Office of the First Lady

Gov. Steve Beshear said in a statement that the Capitol Education Center will carry the first lady's name because it wouldn't exist without her foresight and drive.

The center, which opened in February 2013, welcomes visitors to the Capitol including students and teachers.

The facility promotes Kentucky government, geography and energy conservation, and Beshear said it represents his wife's "commitment to education and the people of Kentucky."

The energy efficient center is insulated with recycled denim and includes a viewing platform on the roof with solar panels, a wind turbine and a rooftop garden. It includes interactive and multimedia kiosks that have information about sustainability, history, geography and tourism in the state.