Last week, a copper statue of the young Helen Keller was unveiled at the Capitol building. Keller is depicted with the famous water pump where her teacher, Anne Sullivan, made the breakthrough connection between words and reality.
The statue was was proposed by Sen. Riley of Alabama as a replacement for the one of Jabez Curry. It was sculpted by artist Edward Hlavka of Utah and is the first statue in the Capitol to depict a child.
You can read more about the statue from the press release on CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/10/07/HELEN.KELLER.STATUE/index.html.