Upcoming Events

"Polk’s America" Program Series

Dr. Gregory Zieren from Austin Peay State University will present the free public program "Paying for War: How to Win (or Lose) a War in 10 Easy Steps" at 7 p.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church adjacent to the Polk Sisters' House.


Dark Horse Dinner

Inspired by a James K. Polk gubernatorial campaign event in 1838, this fundraising dinner for Polk Association members will be held at Antrim in Columbia from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.


Upcoming Exhibits

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

The next "Polk's America" program will be held on Tuesday, August 27 at 7 p.m. in the parish hall of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in downtown Columbia.  Dr. Gregory Zieren will present "Paying for War: How to Win (or Lose) a War in 10 Easy Steps."  The program will focus on the financing of the controversial U.S.-Mexican War during James K. Polk's presidency.

Dr. Zieren is a professor of history at Austin Peay State Univesity.  He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan, a master's degree from the University of London, and a doctorate from the University of Delaware.  U.S. economic history is one of his primary areas of interest and research.

Held on the fourth Tuesday of every month except December, our "Polk's America" lectures are free and open to the public.  Refreshments are served.


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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