Posted 11/28/23

The President James K. Polk Home & Museum is a recipient of a $28,000 grant for Capital Maintenance and Improvement from the State of Tennessee as administered through the Tennessee State Museum.

The grant award will be used for renovations to the Polk Home’s historic detached kitchen. Work will include fixing an adjoining door that is rotting, removing the plaster, and replacing the original windows. Additionally, the Polk Home will install period-accurate shelving.

The Tennessee General Assembly made available $5 million in funding from the 2023-2024 Appropriations Act, for the sole purpose of providing grants to museums with a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or affiliated with a governmental entity for capital maintenance and improvements.

The President James K. Polk Home & Museum preserves the legacy of the nation’s 11th President. Guided tours of the Polk Ancestral Home on W. 7th Street in Columbia are available year round, Monday through Sunday. The Polk Home welcomes thousands of visitors from around the world each year.

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