Upcoming Events

Voices of the Past

In collaboration with Watershed Public Theatre, the Polk Home will offer special evening tours featuring costumed interpreters portraying widowed First Lady Sarah Polk and other Polk family members.

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"Polk's America" Program Series

Dr. James Senefeld will present the free public program "The Unusual Career of Emperor Norton I of California" at 7 p.m.at St. Peter's Episcopal Church adjacent to the Polk Sisters' House in downtown Columbia.

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Upcoming Exhibits

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

The James K. Polk Memorial Association’s first Dark Horse Dinner will be held on Saturday, September 21 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Antrim, a historic house and party venue in Columbia. This special fundraising event is inspired by the 1838 feast that launched James K. Polk’s campaign for Governor of Tennessee. A whole hog barbecue, chicken, hoecakes, and all the trimmings will be served. Asgard Brewing Company will debut their new beer, Old No. 11, and Tenn South and Leipers Fork Distilleries will offer tastings. “Generous juice of the grape” from Amber Falls Winery and Cellars will be available as well as other libations. Entertainment will include lawn bowling, horseshoes, a golf contest, and live music. The cost will be $100 per person.

Although the dinner is open only to members of the Polk Association, anyone may join the organization. See the “Membership” section of this website (under “Support” on the homepage menu) for more information.

Seating at the Dark Horse Dinner is limited, so make your reservation soon. Checks payable to the James K. Polk Memorial Association can be delivered to the President James K. Polk Home or mailed to

P.O. Box 741, Columbia, TN 38402.

To pay online via PayPal, use the “Add to Cart” button below. Within two days of your online payment, you should receive an email confirmation of your reservation from the Polk Association.

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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