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President James K. Polk Home & Museum

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301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
(931) 388-2354 www.jameskpolk.com

April 2018

Bloodys & Biscuits 2018

April 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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The President James K. Polk Home and Museum will host our annual Bloodys & Biscuits fundraiser on Saturday morning, April 7 from 9:00 to 11:00. We will serve ham biscuits and bloody marys and offer live music in our gardens. Non-alcoholic beverages and children’s snacks will also be available. At the conclusion of the event, guests will be able to watch Columbia’s Mule Day parade which will begin at 11:00 and go past the Polk Home. The price for advance…

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April 2019

Spring Break Day Camp

April 3, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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$50.00

Treat your child to a day on the grounds of the President James K. Polk Home and Museum. Campers will explore the gardens, create fun crafts, and go on an educational scavenger hunt through the home and museum. Ages 6-11. Dress for a mess! Bring a non-refrigerated lunch. A snack will be provided. After care (4:00 pm to 5:00 pm) is available for an additional $20. Space is limited! Register Now! $50 per day Optional After Care $20 For questions:…

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Spring Break Day Camp

April 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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$50.00

Treat your child to a day on the grounds of the President James K. Polk Home and Museum. Campers will explore the gardens, create fun crafts, and go on an educational scavenger hunt through the home and museum. Ages 6-11. Dress for a mess! Bring a non-refrigerated lunch. A snack will be provided. After care (4:00 pm to 5:00 pm) is available for an additional $20. Space is limited! Register Now! $50 per day Optional After Care $20 For questions:…

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Spring Break Day Camp

April 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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$50.00

Treat your child to a day on the grounds of the President James K. Polk Home and Museum. Campers will explore the gardens, create fun crafts, and go on an educational scavenger hunt through the home and museum. Ages 6-11. Dress for a mess! Bring a non-refrigerated lunch. A snack will be provided. After care (4:00 pm to 5:00 pm) is available for an additional $20. Space is limited! Register Now! $50 per day Optional After Care $20 For questions:…

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Bloodys and Biscuits 2019

April 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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$25.00

The President James K. Polk Home and Museum will host our annual Bloodys & Biscuits fundraiser on Saturday morning, April 6 from 9:00 to 11:00. We will serve ham biscuits and bloody marys and offer live music in our gardens. Non-alcoholic beverages and children’s snacks will also be available. At the conclusion of the event, guests will be able to watch Columbia’s Mule Day parade which will begin at 11:00 and go past the Polk Home. The price for advance…

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Opening Celebration for Crafted by Conscience Exhibit

April 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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$5.00

Join us as we celebrate the opening of an original Polk Home exhibit, "Crafted by Conscience: Material & Belief in Polk's America" in Polk Presidential Hall! Featuring objects from 16 museums across the country, this exhibition tells the fascinating story of how religion shaped James K. Polk's life and times. Learn about groups that experienced roots or revival between 1820 and 1850 through the objects they made or used. Enjoy live period music, refreshments, and activities for the whole family!…

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Polk Home Easter Egg Hunt

April 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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Help us celebrate the spring with an Easter Egg Hunt in the Polk Home Gardens on April 20. Enjoy light refreshments, historical toys and games, and a storybook trail through the gardens. Egg hunts will be divided into age groups. All Candy will be allergen free. 5 and under will hunt at 10:15. 6 and up will hunt at 11:00.

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James K. Polk Membership Luncheon

April 25, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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The James K. Polk Memorial Association Luncheon and is an annual meeting for Polk Association members. For membership information visit jameskpolk.com.

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May 2019

Crafted by Conscience: Material and Belief in Polk’s America

May 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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Crafted by Conscience examines the vibrant and vital role religion played in James K. Polk's life and times. From 1820-1850, a national flowering of faith impacted everything from clothing to politics as Americans created a unique material culture born from their religious worldview. Explore some of the diverse religious groups who experienced roots or revival in this period through the things they made or used in this original exhibition, featuring objects from sixteen museums and institutions across the country. Included…

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Crafted by Conscience: Material and Belief in Polk’s America

May 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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Crafted by Conscience examines the vibrant and vital role religion played in James K. Polk's life and times. From 1820-1850, a national flowering of faith impacted everything from clothing to politics as Americans created a unique material culture born from their religious worldview. Explore some of the diverse religious groups who experienced roots or revival in this period through the things they made or used in this original exhibition, featuring objects from sixteen museums and institutions across the country. Included…

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Crafted by Conscience: Material and Belief in Polk’s America

May 29, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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Crafted by Conscience examines the vibrant and vital role religion played in James K. Polk's life and times. From 1820-1850, a national flowering of faith impacted everything from clothing to politics as Americans created a unique material culture born from their religious worldview. Explore some of the diverse religious groups who experienced roots or revival in this period through the things they made or used in this original exhibition, featuring objects from sixteen museums and institutions across the country. Included…

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June 2019

Crafted by Conscience: Material and Belief in Polk’s America

June 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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Crafted by Conscience examines the vibrant and vital role religion played in James K. Polk's life and times. From 1820-1850, a national flowering of faith impacted everything from clothing to politics as Americans created a unique material culture born from their religious worldview. Explore some of the diverse religious groups who experienced roots or revival in this period through the things they made or used in this original exhibition, featuring objects from sixteen museums and institutions across the country. Included…

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Gardens of Columbia

June 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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$25.00

The James K. Polk Memorial Association is presenting the Gardens of Columbia on June 7 and 8. Those in attendance will be invited on a self-guided tour of six different gardens in historic downtown Columbia including the Polk Home and Museum and Athenaeum. Tickets include afternoon tea and floral demonstrations at the Polk Home. Visit www.jameskpolk.com for tickets or call the visitor's center at 931-388-2354 for more information. Floral Demonstrations: 1:00 pm Afternoon Tea: 2:00 to 4:00 pm Advance Tickets…

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Gardens of Columbia

June 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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$25.00

The James K. Polk Memorial Association is presenting the Gardens of Columbia on June 7 and 8. Those in attendance will be invited on a self-guided tour of six different gardens in historic downtown Columbia including the Polk Home and Museum and Athenaeum. Tickets include afternoon tea and floral demonstrations at the Polk Home. Visit www.jameskpolk.com for tickets or call the visitor's center at 931-388-2354 for more information. Floral Demonstrations: 1:00 pm Afternoon Tea: 2:00 to 4:00 pm Advance Tickets…

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Polk Academy History Camp

June 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Columbia, TN 38401
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The James K. Polk Home's annual history summer camp encourages campers to take a step back in time. Attendees will create period crafts, explore the ancestral home of the 11th president, enjoy hands-on presentations from educational experts, and take a field trip to a historic site in the Columbia area.

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Polk Academy History Camp

June 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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The James K. Polk Home's annual history summer camp encourages campers to take a step back in time. Attendees will create period crafts, explore the ancestral home of the 11th president, enjoy hands-on presentations from educational experts, and take a field trip to a historic site in the Columbia area.

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Polk Academy History Camp

June 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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The James K. Polk Home's annual history summer camp encourages campers to take a step back in time. Attendees will create period crafts, explore the ancestral home of the 11th president, enjoy hands-on presentations from educational experts, and take a field trip to a historic site in the Columbia area.

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Crafted by Conscience: Material and Belief in Polk’s America

June 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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Crafted by Conscience examines the vibrant and vital role religion played in James K. Polk's life and times. From 1820-1850, a national flowering of faith impacted everything from clothing to politics as Americans created a unique material culture born from their religious worldview. Explore some of the diverse religious groups who experienced roots or revival in this period through the things they made or used in this original exhibition, featuring objects from sixteen museums and institutions across the country. Included…

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Polk Academy History Camp

June 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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The James K. Polk Home's annual history summer camp encourages campers to take a step back in time. Attendees will create period crafts, explore the ancestral home of the 11th president, enjoy hands-on presentations from educational experts, and take a field trip to a historic site in the Columbia area.

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June 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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The James K. Polk Home's annual history summer camp encourages campers to take a step back in time. Attendees will create period crafts, explore the ancestral home of the 11th president, enjoy hands-on presentations from educational experts, and take a field trip to a historic site in the Columbia area.

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Polk Academy Curator Camp

June 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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$150.00

The James K. Polk Home is happy to announce a new Polk Academy experience, Curator Camp. Campers will get hands-on experience with artifacts from the collection, design their own exhibit, and take a trip to the TN State Museum in Nashville. Cost is $150 for the week. Ages 9-11.

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Polk Academy Curator Camp

June 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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$150.00

The James K. Polk Home is happy to announce a new Polk Academy experience, Curator Camp. Campers will get hands-on experience with artifacts from the collection, design their own exhibit, and take a trip to the TN State Museum in Nashville. Cost is $150 for the week. Ages 9-11.

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Polk Academy Curator Camp

June 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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$150.00

The James K. Polk Home is happy to announce a new Polk Academy experience, Curator Camp. Campers will get hands-on experience with artifacts from the collection, design their own exhibit, and take a trip to the TN State Museum in Nashville. Cost is $150 for the week. Ages 9-11.

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Crafted by Conscience: Material and Belief in Polk’s America

June 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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Crafted by Conscience examines the vibrant and vital role religion played in James K. Polk's life and times. From 1820-1850, a national flowering of faith impacted everything from clothing to politics as Americans created a unique material culture born from their religious worldview. Explore some of the diverse religious groups who experienced roots or revival in this period through the things they made or used in this original exhibition, featuring objects from sixteen museums and institutions across the country. Included…

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Polk Academy Curator Camp

June 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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$150.00

The James K. Polk Home is happy to announce a new Polk Academy experience, Curator Camp. Campers will get hands-on experience with artifacts from the collection, design their own exhibit, and take a trip to the TN State Museum in Nashville. Cost is $150 for the week. Ages 9-11.

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Polk Academy Curator Camp

June 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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$150.00

The James K. Polk Home is happy to announce a new Polk Academy experience, Curator Camp. Campers will get hands-on experience with artifacts from the collection, design their own exhibit, and take a trip to the TN State Museum in Nashville. Cost is $150 for the week. Ages 9-11.

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Crafted by Conscience: Material and Belief in Polk’s America

June 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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Crafted by Conscience examines the vibrant and vital role religion played in James K. Polk's life and times. From 1820-1850, a national flowering of faith impacted everything from clothing to politics as Americans created a unique material culture born from their religious worldview. Explore some of the diverse religious groups who experienced roots or revival in this period through the things they made or used in this original exhibition, featuring objects from sixteen museums and institutions across the country. Included…

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July 2019

Crafted by Conscience: Material and Belief in Polk’s America

July 3, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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Crafted by Conscience examines the vibrant and vital role religion played in James K. Polk's life and times. From 1820-1850, a national flowering of faith impacted everything from clothing to politics as Americans created a unique material culture born from their religious worldview. Explore some of the diverse religious groups who experienced roots or revival in this period through the things they made or used in this original exhibition, featuring objects from sixteen museums and institutions across the country. Included…

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Pop Up Market | First Fridays

July 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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To celebrate First Fridays, the President James K. Polk Home and Museum will be hosting a Pop-Up Market from 5 PM until 8 PM. Local businesses Bloom Stall, Salvage Darling, The Lunch Pail Tree, Old Soul VTG, and Muletown Candle Co. will set up temporary shops in courtyard.

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Crafted by Conscience: Material and Belief in Polk’s America

July 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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Crafted by Conscience examines the vibrant and vital role religion played in James K. Polk's life and times. From 1820-1850, a national flowering of faith impacted everything from clothing to politics as Americans created a unique material culture born from their religious worldview. Explore some of the diverse religious groups who experienced roots or revival in this period through the things they made or used in this original exhibition, featuring objects from sixteen museums and institutions across the country. Included…

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Polk Academy History Camp

July 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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The James K. Polk Home's annual history summer camp encourages campers to take a step back in time. Attendees will create period crafts, explore the ancestral home of the 11th president, enjoy hands-on presentations from educational experts, and take a field trip to a historic site in the Columbia area.

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Polk Academy History Camp

July 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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The James K. Polk Home's annual history summer camp encourages campers to take a step back in time. Attendees will create period crafts, explore the ancestral home of the 11th president, enjoy hands-on presentations from educational experts, and take a field trip to a historic site in the Columbia area.

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Polk Academy History Camp

July 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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The James K. Polk Home's annual history summer camp encourages campers to take a step back in time. Attendees will create period crafts, explore the ancestral home of the 11th president, enjoy hands-on presentations from educational experts, and take a field trip to a historic site in the Columbia area.

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Crafted by Conscience: Material and Belief in Polk’s America

July 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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Crafted by Conscience examines the vibrant and vital role religion played in James K. Polk's life and times. From 1820-1850, a national flowering of faith impacted everything from clothing to politics as Americans created a unique material culture born from their religious worldview. Explore some of the diverse religious groups who experienced roots or revival in this period through the things they made or used in this original exhibition, featuring objects from sixteen museums and institutions across the country. Included…

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Polk Academy History Camp

July 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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The James K. Polk Home's annual history summer camp encourages campers to take a step back in time. Attendees will create period crafts, explore the ancestral home of the 11th president, enjoy hands-on presentations from educational experts, and take a field trip to a historic site in the Columbia area.

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Polk Academy History Camp

July 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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The James K. Polk Home's annual history summer camp encourages campers to take a step back in time. Attendees will create period crafts, explore the ancestral home of the 11th president, enjoy hands-on presentations from educational experts, and take a field trip to a historic site in the Columbia area.

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Polk Academy Curator Camp

July 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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The James K. Polk Home is happy to announce a new Polk Academy experience, Curator Camp. Campers will get hands-on experience with artifacts from the collection, design their own exhibit, and take a trip to the TN State Museum in Nashville. Cost is $150 for the week. Ages 9-11.

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Polk Academy Curator Camp

July 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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The James K. Polk Home is happy to announce a new Polk Academy experience, Curator Camp. Campers will get hands-on experience with artifacts from the collection, design their own exhibit, and take a trip to the TN State Museum in Nashville. Cost is $150 for the week. Ages 9-11.

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Polk’s America | David Whitson Barr

July 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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July's Polk's America lecture and discussion features David Whitson Barr, founding member of the Young Hickories, historic firearms collector, and amateur historian. Mr. Barr will examine the technological changes of weaponry during James K. Polk's lifetime. Additionally, several historic and reproduction firearms will be on display. Join us July 22th at St. Peter's Episcopal Church next door to the Polk Home visitor center at 7 pm. Refreshments will be provided.

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Polk Academy Curator Camp

July 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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The James K. Polk Home is happy to announce a new Polk Academy experience, Curator Camp. Campers will get hands-on experience with artifacts from the collection, design their own exhibit, and take a trip to the TN State Museum in Nashville. Cost is $150 for the week. Ages 9-11.

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Crafted by Conscience: Material and Belief in Polk’s America

July 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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Crafted by Conscience examines the vibrant and vital role religion played in James K. Polk's life and times. From 1820-1850, a national flowering of faith impacted everything from clothing to politics as Americans created a unique material culture born from their religious worldview. Explore some of the diverse religious groups who experienced roots or revival in this period through the things they made or used in this original exhibition, featuring objects from sixteen museums and institutions across the country. Included…

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Polk Academy Curator Camp

July 25, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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The James K. Polk Home is happy to announce a new Polk Academy experience, Curator Camp. Campers will get hands-on experience with artifacts from the collection, design their own exhibit, and take a trip to the TN State Museum in Nashville. Cost is $150 for the week. Ages 9-11.

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Polk Academy Curator Camp

July 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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The James K. Polk Home is happy to announce a new Polk Academy experience, Curator Camp. Campers will get hands-on experience with artifacts from the collection, design their own exhibit, and take a trip to the TN State Museum in Nashville. Cost is $150 for the week. Ages 9-11.

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Crafted by Conscience: Material and Belief in Polk’s America

July 31, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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Crafted by Conscience examines the vibrant and vital role religion played in James K. Polk's life and times. From 1820-1850, a national flowering of faith impacted everything from clothing to politics as Americans created a unique material culture born from their religious worldview. Explore some of the diverse religious groups who experienced roots or revival in this period through the things they made or used in this original exhibition, featuring objects from sixteen museums and institutions across the country. Included…

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August 2019

Pop Up at the Polk | Artisan Market

August 2, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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As part of Columbia's First Fridays celebration, the President James K. Polk Home and Museum is hosting a Pop Up Market in the Polk Home Gardens from 5 PM until 8 PM. Come support local Columbia makers and merchants such as Muletown Candle Co., Old Soul Vtg, Glover's Second Hand Market, One Farm Wife's Cakes, Design Works, Yanahli Essentials, Cordially Creative and more. Gifts from the Polk Home Museum shop will be available as well.

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Crafted by Conscience: Material and Belief in Polk’s America

August 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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Crafted by Conscience examines the vibrant and vital role religion played in James K. Polk's life and times. From 1820-1850, a national flowering of faith impacted everything from clothing to politics as Americans created a unique material culture born from their religious worldview. Explore some of the diverse religious groups who experienced roots or revival in this period through the things they made or used in this original exhibition, featuring objects from sixteen museums and institutions across the country. Included…

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Crafted by Conscience: Material and Belief in Polk’s America

August 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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Crafted by Conscience examines the vibrant and vital role religion played in James K. Polk's life and times. From 1820-1850, a national flowering of faith impacted everything from clothing to politics as Americans created a unique material culture born from their religious worldview. Explore some of the diverse religious groups who experienced roots or revival in this period through the things they made or used in this original exhibition, featuring objects from sixteen museums and institutions across the country. Included…

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Crafted by Conscience: Material and Belief in Polk’s America

August 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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Crafted by Conscience examines the vibrant and vital role religion played in James K. Polk's life and times. From 1820-1850, a national flowering of faith impacted everything from clothing to politics as Americans created a unique material culture born from their religious worldview. Explore some of the diverse religious groups who experienced roots or revival in this period through the things they made or used in this original exhibition, featuring objects from sixteen museums and institutions across the country. Included…

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Polk’s America | Dr. Gregory Zieren

August 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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Join us August 27th at historic St. Peter's Episcopal Church on 311 W. 7th Street in Columbia, TN for Polk's America. This month's lecture and discussion features Dr. Gregory Zieren of Austin Peay University. Dr. Zieren will be presenting research into the financing of the Mexican War and the controversies that arose during this contentious time in American History. Lecture begins at 7 pm. Refreshments will follow

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Crafted by Conscience: Material and Belief in Polk’s America

August 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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Crafted by Conscience examines the vibrant and vital role religion played in James K. Polk's life and times. From 1820-1850, a national flowering of faith impacted everything from clothing to politics as Americans created a unique material culture born from their religious worldview. Explore some of the diverse religious groups who experienced roots or revival in this period through the things they made or used in this original exhibition, featuring objects from sixteen museums and institutions across the country. Included…

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September 2019

Crafted by Conscience: Material and Belief in Polk’s America

September 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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Crafted by Conscience examines the vibrant and vital role religion played in James K. Polk's life and times. From 1820-1850, a national flowering of faith impacted everything from clothing to politics as Americans created a unique material culture born from their religious worldview. Explore some of the diverse religious groups who experienced roots or revival in this period through the things they made or used in this original exhibition, featuring objects from sixteen museums and institutions across the country. Included…

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Pop Up at the Polk | Artisan Market

September 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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As part of Columbia's First Fridays celebration, the President James K. Polk Home and Museum is hosting a Pop Up Market in the Polk Home Gardens from 5 PM until 8 PM. This month's vendors include Beach Co. Chill, CD Woodworks, Cute Vintagy Things, Lucky Rooster Candle Co., Old Soul VTG, Yahnali-Firefly Essentials, the Museum Gift Shop, and more.

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Crafted by Conscience: Material and Belief in Polk’s America

September 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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Crafted by Conscience examines the vibrant and vital role religion played in James K. Polk's life and times. From 1820-1850, a national flowering of faith impacted everything from clothing to politics as Americans created a unique material culture born from their religious worldview. Explore some of the diverse religious groups who experienced roots or revival in this period through the things they made or used in this original exhibition, featuring objects from sixteen museums and institutions across the country. Included…

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Fall Family Day

September 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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Bring your family to our Fall kickoff celebration! Enjoy period music and living history presentations, open hearth cooking in the Polk Home kitchen, and historic crafts and games. Sept. 14 from 10 am until 2 pm. Family day is included in our regular admission prices and will be free for Polk Association Members. For membership information visit www.jameskpolk.com.

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Crafted by Conscience: Material and Belief in Polk’s America

September 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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Crafted by Conscience examines the vibrant and vital role religion played in James K. Polk's life and times. From 1820-1850, a national flowering of faith impacted everything from clothing to politics as Americans created a unique material culture born from their religious worldview. Explore some of the diverse religious groups who experienced roots or revival in this period through the things they made or used in this original exhibition, featuring objects from sixteen museums and institutions across the country. Included…

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Crafted by Conscience: Material and Belief in Polk’s America

September 25, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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Crafted by Conscience examines the vibrant and vital role religion played in James K. Polk's life and times. From 1820-1850, a national flowering of faith impacted everything from clothing to politics as Americans created a unique material culture born from their religious worldview. Explore some of the diverse religious groups who experienced roots or revival in this period through the things they made or used in this original exhibition, featuring objects from sixteen museums and institutions across the country. Included…

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October 2019

Pop Up at the Polk | Artisan Market

October 4, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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Celebrate Columbia First Fridays at Pop Up at the Polk. From 5 until 8 PM, local makers will open temporary shops around the Polk Home fountain. Arts, crafts, and vintage decor will be on display. Other activities will be available for children including 19th century toys and a special scavenger hunt through the gardens.

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Voices of the Past | Candlelight Tours with Sarah Polk

October 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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$15.00

This special after-dark experience at the Polk Home invites guests into the parlor of a widowed Sarah Polk as she recalls memories from her past. Costumed interpreters will introduce guests to other Polk family members who called Columbia home, sharing their stories of life and loss over 200 years ago. 30-minute tours begin at 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. Please arrive fifteen minutes prior to your tour time. Space is limited! $15 per guest for adults…

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November 2019

Homeschool History Day | Encore Date!

November 12, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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$5.00

This event sold out for October, so we've added a second date to accommodate Middle Tennessee's dedicated parent educators! Call today for reservations! ... The President James K. Polk Home and Museum invites parent educators and students to Homeschool History Day. Attendees will enjoy a station-guided field trip experience including a tour of the home and museum, historic toys and games, living history presentations, and a historic craft. $5 per student (ages 6-18) with complimentary admission for one adult per…

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December 2019

Christmas at the Polk

December 7, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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CASA of Maury County Inc and the President James K. Polk Memorial Association present CHRISTMAS AT THE POLK: two nights of festive celebrations including lights throughout the gardens, caroling, crafts, the Polk Home by candlelight, and a chance to meet a 19th Century Mr. and Mrs. Claus! Free entry into the gardens. Visit Santa for a $5 dollar donation. Photo packages will be available. While you are here, visit our seasonal exhibit, "A Right, Happy Christmas" at Polk Presidential Hall.…

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Christmas at the Polk

December 14, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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CASA of Maury County Inc and the President James K. Polk Memorial Association present CHRISTMAS AT THE POLK: two nights of festive celebrations including lights throughout the gardens, caroling, crafts, the Polk Home by candlelight, and a chance to meet a 19th Century Mr. and Mrs. Claus! Free entry into the gardens. Visit Santa for a $5 dollar donation. Photo packages will be available. While you are here, visit our seasonal exhibit, "A Right, Happy Christmas" at Polk Presidential Hall.…

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February 2020

Audubon: Nature and Nation | Exhibit Opening

February 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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AUDUBON: NATURE & NATION features original prints from the renowned John James Audubon's BIRDS OF AMERICA on loan from the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. Displayed in conversation with objects from the early American frontier, these prints tell the fascinating story of Americans' quest to understand the natural world and their own growing nation.

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Presidents’ Day Weekend at the Polk

February 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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Celebrate Presidents's Day with No. 11! Enjoy 50% off admission prices Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, and be among the first to see our new exhibit, AUDUBON: NATURE & NATION in Polk Presidential Hall. February is Membership Month, and members are always FREE!

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Presidents’ Day Weekend at the Polk

February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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President James K. Polk Home & Museum, 301 West 7th Street
Columbia, TN 38401
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Celebrate Presidents's Day with No. 11! Enjoy 50% off admission prices Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, and be among the first to see our new exhibit, AUDUBON: NATURE & NATION in Polk Presidential Hall. February is Membership Month, and members are always FREE!

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