ALBANY, NY (Erie News Now)-- Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a New York native, is now one of many historic figures carved in sandstone sculpture in the New York State Capitol. 

Gov. Kathy Hochul said Ginsburg inspired and pushed women to be their best selves. 

“All of us have a responsibility to understand her story, embrace that story as one of our fellow New York women, but also to make sure we all live our own legacies just as she did. So, she’ll continue to be a beacon of hope,” Hochul said. 

Ginsburg's sculpture is the first in the capitol in more than one hundred years. 

The Ginsburg family, at the unveiling Monday afternoon, said they deeply appreciate the honor to Justice Ginsburg's memory. 

“My mother, Justice Ginsburg, would have been proud to share the sandstone spotlight with all of these personalities great and small,” said Jane Ginsburg, Daughter of Justice Ginsburg.

The wall chosen for Ginsburg's sculpture is on the capitol's famous million dollar staircase. An artists of Ginsburg's sculpture said the location helps Ginsburg stand out. 

“It’s a place that is much trafficked by visitors and lawmakers. So, I think she’ll be here admonishing, greeting, inspiring people who pass,” said Meredith Bergmann, an artist of the Ginsburg sculpture.