This historical marker honors the textile artist Alma Wallace Lesch. It is located in Shepherdsville near the intersection of Highway 44W (4th Street) and Buckman Street. The marker is shown below, and beneath it is a transcription of its contents.
Description: A pioneer of the contemporary crafts movement, Lesch was an internationally exhibited textile teacher and artist, noted for work with fabric and found objects. Wrote influential book, Vegetable Dyeing, in 1970. Named Master Craftsman by World Crafts Council in 1974; received Ky. Governor's Award in 1987. Over.
(Reverse) Born in McCracken Co., Lesch lived and died in Bullitt Co., where she worked from her home studio. A founding member of the Kentucky Guild of Arts and Crafts, Lesch was one of five U.S. artists to have fiber work in the first World Crafts Exhibition (1974).
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Additional information about Alma Wallace Lesch is located on the Kentucky Crafts web site.
The Bullitt County History Museum, a service of the Bullitt County Genealogical Society, is located in the county courthouse at 300 South Buckman Street (Highway 61) in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. The museum, along with its research room, is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday. Admission is free. The museum, as part of the Bullitt County Genealogical Society, is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization and is classified as a 509(a)2 public charity. Contributions and bequests are deductible under section 2055, 2106, or 2522 of the Internal Revenue Code. Page last modified: 28 Jan 2021 . Page URL: bullittcountyhistory.org/hmarkers/lesch.html