Upcoming Events

Exhibition Preview Reception

The public is invited to a preview reception for the temporary exhibition "A RIGHT HAPPY CHRISTMAS": HOLIDAYS IN THE POLKS' ERA from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Polk Presidential Hall. The admission charge will be $20 per person.

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Deadline for Gingerbread House Contest

Entries for the James K. Polk Museum Shop's fifth annual gingerbread house contest must be delivered between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on December 5 or 6.

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Maury Christmas Historic Home Tour

The Polk Home will again be included on the Maury Christmas Historic Home Tour from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on December 7-8. This annual event is organized by the Maury County APTA.

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Maury Christmas Historic Home Tour

The Polk Home will again be included on the Maury Christmas Historic Home Tour from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on December 7-8. This annual event is organized by the Maury County APTA.

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Upcoming Exhibits

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

The temporary exhibition "A Delicate Game to Play: James K. Polk's Cabinet" focuses on the eight men (six original appointees and two replacements) who filled the six cabinet level positions in the Polk administration from 1845 to 1849.   Except for Secretary of State James Buchanan who was later elected as the 15th U.S. president, these men are mostly forgotten.  All were able executives, however, and greatly contributed to the success of Polk's presidency.  Among their accomplishments were treaties that added nearly one million square miles of U.S. territory, tariff reform, the creation of the independent treasury system, prosecution of America’s first foreign war, the formation of the U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, and important reforms to the postal system.  The exhibit features historical artifacts and documents that illustrate these accomplishments.

"A Delicate Game to Play" will run through April 1, 2018.  Exhibit tickets are available at the Polk Home's front desk for $5 per adult and $3 per child  Guests who buy Polk Home admission tickets may see the exhibition for an extra $2.
 

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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