As part of downtown Columbia's First Friday celebration, the Polk Home's museum shop and Polk Presidential Hall will stay open until 7 p.m. Guests are invited to hear 19th-century Christmas music, drink hot cocoa, ride the American Legion's 40 & 8 train, and see the entries in the shop's gingerbread house contest at no charge.
Dr. Amy S. Greenberg, a nationally recognized scholar of 19th century American history, will discuss her new book LADY FIRST: THE WORLD OF FIRST LADY SARAH POLK at 7 p.m. at Polk Presidential Hall. She will sign copies afterward.
For more information on upcoming events or exhibits, please call (931) 388-2354.
When: December 7, 2018 • 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Location: President James K. Polk Home and Museum
From 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday, December 7, the President James K. Polk Home's museum shop will stay open. Guests will be able to view the entries in the shop's fifth annual gingerbread house contest at no charge. The site will serve hot cocoa and offer free rides on the American Legion's 40 & 8 train. Debbie and Mark Lewis will perform 19th century Christmas music
Polk Presidential Hall will also stay open until 7 p.m. The current exhibition there is "A Right Happy Christmas": Holidays in the Polks' Era. Visitors will be able to see the exhibit for the usual price of $5 per adult and $3 per child.
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.