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Leading scholars from across the nation introduce our small Tennessee town to artisans and abolitionists, poets and politicians, scientists and suffragists. We’ll see what the past has to say to our present.

Polk's America James K. Polk Home and Museum

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    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Leading scholars from across the nation introduce our small Tennessee town to artisans and abolitionists, poets and politicians, scientists and suffragists. We’ll see what the past has to say to our present.

    Sally Givens | South Union Shaker Village

    Sally Givens | South Union Shaker Village

    Curator and Educator Sally Givens introduces the people and material culture of the South Union Shaker Village in Auburn, KY.

    • 29 min
    Alba Campo Rosillo | G. P. A. Healy's Portraits of the President

    Alba Campo Rosillo | G. P. A. Healy's Portraits of the President

    Art Historian Alba Campo Rosillo discusses the work of the prominent 1800s portrait artist George Healy.

    • 31 min
    Katherine Hughes | David Drake and Edgefield Stoneware in Polk's America

    Katherine Hughes | David Drake and Edgefield Stoneware in Polk's America

    Katherine Hughes brings considerable research and insight into times and techniques of David Drake and the enslaved craftsmen at Edgefield during the antebellum period.

    • 22 min
    Brenda Hornsby-Heindl | Creating the Kitchen Garden

    Brenda Hornsby-Heindl | Creating the Kitchen Garden

    Brenda Hornsby-Heindl shares her research for the creation of a historic kitchen garden.

    • 28 min
    Zacharie Kinslow | The Complex Life of Elias Polk

    Zacharie Kinslow | The Complex Life of Elias Polk

    While enslaved, Elias' labor furthered James Polk's political and professional careers. After emancipation Elias entered politics as a Southern Democrat, the party of his enslaver.

    • 33 min
    Annabeth Hayes | Currier & Ives

    Annabeth Hayes | Currier & Ives

    Explore 19th century American lithography and its impact on popular culture with Annabeth Hayes of the Tennessee State Museum. Featuring commentary from master printer and author Phil Sanders.

    • 32 min

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