Upcoming Events

Polk’s America Program Series

In conjunction with the exhibit "Sweet and Secure: Tennessee Sugar Chests," local craftsman Mark Dillon will discuss and demonstrate early 19th-century joinery and cabinetmaking at 7 p.m. in Polk Presidential Hall.

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Upcoming Exhibits

For more information on upcoming events or exhibits, please call (931) 388-2354.

See the Largest Collection of Polk Artifacts in the Country

Guests to the James K. Polk Home and Museum will enjoy a 30-minute docent-guided tour of the main house and a self-guided tour of the Polk Sisters’ House, gardens, kitchen building, and Polk Presidential Hall.
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Sweet and Secure Sugar Chest

“Sweet and Secure: Tennessee Sugar Chests”

There are few decorative furniture pieces that hail only from the South. The sugar chest is one. In the 19th century, sugar was a valuable commodity to be treasured, measured, and secured. Skilled craftsmen built sugar chests to house this sweetest of life’s staples. “Sweet and Secure” features 23 original sugar chests from Middle Tennessee, and explains their cultural and historical significance.  The exhibit will run through May 10 at Polk Presidential Hall.

Current Exhibit

Sweet and Secure: Tennessee Sugar Chests

Feb 13, 2015 – May 10, 2015

“Sweet and Secure” features 23 original sugar chests from Middle Tennessee, and explains their cultural and historical significance.

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Location

The James K. Polk Home and Museum is located at 301 W. 7th Street in downtown Columbia, TN.

Free parking is available in the lot across 7th Street or along High Street on the east side of the main house.

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