The James K. Polk Home, located in Columbia, TN, is pleased to announce the the following events in conjunction with the exhibit Middle Tennessee Samplers: "This My Name Shall Ever Have." All programs will take place at the Polk Presidential Hall. For more information, contact the Polk Home at (931) 388-2354 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tues., Jan. 25, 2011, 7:00 pm
Co-curator Janet Hasson will lead a gallery talk as part of the Polk's America Lecture Series.
Sun., Feb. 6, 2011, 2:00 pm
Linda Gupton, director of the Athenaeum Rectory and author of A Southern Saga, will discuss the Columbia Athenaeum and the Columbia Female Institute. Free.
Fri.-Sat., Feb. 25-26, 2011
Middle Tennessee Sampler Symposium
Tour the Polk Home with curator Tom Price, view the exhibit with co-curator Janet Hasson, stitch a miniature sampler with Annelle Ferguson, and attend a lecture and ornament class with co-curator Jennifer Core. Registration is required for this event. Cost is $115 person.
Sun., Mar. 13, 2011, 2:00 pm
Noted historian Rick Warwick will present his research on Williamson County samplers and material culture. Free.
Sat., Mar. 19, 2011, 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Parents and children of all ages are invited to a beginning counted needlework class with co-curator Jennifer Core. Registration is required for this event. Cost is $20 for each parent-child pair and $15 for each additional person.
Sun., Apr. 3, 2011, 2:00 pm
Co-curators Jennifer Core and Janet Hasson will speak on Middle Tennessee samplers and female education in the 19th Century. Free.