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The public is invited to attend "In Lieu of Flowers" in the Polk Home's gardens at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 15. The event will mark the anniversary of James K. Polk's death and honor his legacy. Cocktail toasts will be given at "eighteen minutes before 5:00 p.m. at the time he sunk to his rest." There will be no admission charge for the event, though guests may give donations in lieu of flowers. Reservations are greatly appreciated but not required. Call the Polk Home at (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.