Upcoming Events

Polk Academy

The first week of our 21st year of summer history camp will be June 25-29. Camp will last from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. daily.

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"Polk’s America" Program Series

Dr. Stuart Lenig from Columbia State Community College will present the free public program "Riverboats and Popular Culture in Mid-19th Century America" at 7 p.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church adjacent to the Polk Sisters' House.

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Polk Academy

The second week of our history camp this summer will be July 9-13. Camp will last from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. daily.

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James K. Polk Memorial Ball

The James K. Polk Memorial Association's biennial ball will be held at the home of Bob Doyle and Alexandra von Hoffmann in Williamsport, TN from 6 p.m. until midnight.

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Upcoming Exhibits

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

The public is invited to attend "In Lieu of Flowers" in the Polk Home's gardens at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 15.  The event will mark the anniversary of James K. Polk's death and honor his legacy.  Cocktail toasts will be given at "eighteen minutes before 5:00 p.m. at the time he sunk to his rest."  There will be no admission charge for the event, though guests may give donations in lieu of flowers.  Reservations are greatly appreciated but not required.  Call the Polk Home at (931) 388-2354.

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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