Friends of President Polk's Birthplace
The Friends of President Polk's Birthplace is a 501c3 non-profit organization.
Founded in 1999, we provide financial and leadership support to the President James K. Polk State Historic Site.
Join Our Team and become part of a great organization...or just make a donation! See below for details.
What We Do
What Programs Does the Support Group Fund?
While the President James K. Polk State Historic Site is a state-owned museum, most of the educational programs and special events for school children and adults are funded by the support group's member dues.
In the past, the Friends of President Polk's Birthplace have funded summer camps and field trip experiences for children, special events like the President James K. Polk Birthday Celebration and Music, Dance 'n Que Fest, and programs like Historic Cooking with Cheryl Henry and Bubble Day!
The Polk Site also receives leadership support from a board comprised of support group members.
Become a Member
Would you prefer to join by mail?
Please contact us for information on joining in-person or via mail. 704-889-7145
Membership applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 12-month membership cycle runs from July to June.
Enjoy Your Benefits Across the Southeast!
As a member of our support group, you will receive reciprocal membership benefits at over one hundred museums throughout the southeast. These benefits include free admission, gift shop discounts, and event ticket discounts. Click here to see the 2017 list of participating museums!