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.
Closing Date for "West to Prosperity"
When: May 21, 2017 Location: President James K. Polk Home and Museum
After nearly a year of record-setting attendance, the President James K. Polk Home's bicentennial exhibition "West to Prosperity: The Polk Home at 200" will close at 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 21. The exhibit at Polk Presidential Hall shows how early Tennessee settlers like the Polk family cleared wilderness and canebrakes to develop thriving farms and growing towns. Featured artifacts include early 19th century farm implements, land surveying equipment, blacksmith tools, and an original Conestoga wagon on loan from the Tennessee State Museum. Earlier this year, "West to Prosperity" received an Award of Excellence from the Tennessee Association of Museums.
Like the Polk Home, Polk Presidential Hall is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Monday- Saturday and from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday. The admission charge for only the exhibition is $5 per adult and $3 per child. To include the exhibit with a Polk Home tour, add $2 per person to the site admission fee.
"West to Prosperity" is partly funded by a grant from the Maury County Historical Society. For additional information, call (931) 388-2354.
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.