Cultural

Kentucky was a growing and prosperous state during the time of the 15 star US flag in 1795-1818, and Lexington, Kentucky was known as the “Athens of the West.” Far from being a pioneer state, there was a spirit of great potential as skilled craftsmen and artisans moved into the area to serve this growing cosmopolitan community. At the same time, Kentucky was recognized across the country and in Europe as a place of opportunity.