Upcoming Events

"Polk's America" Lecture Series

Columbia State Community College history professor Dr. Barry Gidcomb will present the free public program "The Bell Witch of Tennessee" at 7 p.m at St. Peter's Episcopal Church adjacent to the Polk Sisters' House.


"From Plantations to Politics: The Life of Elias Polk"

Polk Home docent Zach Kinslow will present a free public program on President Polk's enslaved body servant Elias at 10 a.m. at Maury County Public Library as part of the current lecture series of the African American Heritage Society of Maury County.


Opening of "A Delicate Game to Play: James K. Polk's Cabinet"

An original exhibition on President Polk's cabinet will open at Polk Presidential Hall on November 3, 2017 and run through April 1, 2018.


Upcoming Exhibits

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

The public is invited to participate in a LEGO building competition sponsored by the President James K. Polk Home and Museum.  Entries will be judged in five categories:  Kindergarten & Younger, 1st-4th Grades, 5th-8th Grades, 9th-12th Grades, and Adult & Family.  Here are the contest rules.

1.  Designs must be original, not from a kit.

2.  Be inspired by the architecture of Maury County.  You may replicate a historic structure, but that is not required.

3.  Use only LEGO bricks and elements in the design of your structure.  You may use non-Lego embellishments. 

4.  Your structure must be on a base no larger than 24 by 24 inches, and no taller than 4 feet.

5.  Team projects will be entered in the category of the oldest team member.

6.  Deliver your LEGO creation to the Polk Home and complete the entry form on Thursday, September 21 or Friday, September 22 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Public display, judging, and announcement of winners will take place on Saturday, September 23.  Please pick up your entry on Sunday, September 24 from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. or Monday, September 25 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

If you want to receive the entry form in advance or have questions about the contest, please contact the Polk Home at (931) 388-2354 or jameskpolk@bellsouth.net.


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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