The 20th year of Polk Academy summer history camp will include two one-week sessions: June 26-30 and July 17-21. Children who have just completed grades 3, 4, and 5 are eligible to attend. Enrollment is full for the June week, but we are still accepting campers for the July week.
Polk Home director John Holtzapple will present the free public program "Summer Road Trip: James K. Polk's 1847 Tour of the Northeast" at 7 p.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church adjacent to the Polk Sisters' House.
For more information on upcoming events or exhibits, please call (931) 388-2354.
Homeschool History Day
When: April 13, 2017 • 9:00 am – 11:30 am Location: President James K. Polk Home and Museum
The President James K. Polk Home & Museum is excited to announce our first Homeschool History Day! Have you ever wondered what life was like in Columbia when the Polk family moved into their new brick home in 1816? Tour the Polk Home and the exhibition "West to Prosperity: The Polk Home at 200," and participate in hands-on activity stations around the grounds. Load a wagon for your trip west! Learn how to survey your new land! Make biscuits in the kitchen fireplace! Play 19th century games!
The cost will be $5 per student One adult per family as well as all children younger than age 6 will receive free admission. Pre-registration is required with payment on the day of the event. To register or request additional information, call (931) 388-2354 or send an e-mail messge to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Groups will cycle through stations set up around the Polk Home. Register up to 20 people together to stay as a group. SPACE IS LIMITED! Please register as soon as possible.
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.