2021: North Carolina Road Trip – James Polk Presidential Museum

The next stop on our trip was at the James Polk Presidential Home and Museum, in Columbia, Tennessee. We were at this small location for about 2 hours and had a guided tour which was very well done. For history buffs this is a great location but might be difficult for small children. The tour does include climbing some steep stairs as well.

I chose papers that looked antique for this spread, and selected colors that came from the pictures and ephemera. This is why I have blended green and pink. The greens come from the Museum patch and the grass in the outdoor picture, and the pink comes from the carper and chairs in the living room picture. The borders were created using a jagged edge tearing tool.

The left-hand page has pictures of the historical markers which I always take pictures of, but don’t always use. They help me to remember what the pictures are when I have them printed (usually months later), and sometimes I use them to inform the reader of the location on my scrapbook spreads.

The right-hand page has the museum patch attached, as well as the James Polk Quarters (which I bought at the museum store). The quarters folder is attached to the outside of the plastic page protector so that it can be opened by the viewer.

Recently, for most of my scrapbook creations I have also created videos that show me putting them together and talking about the experiences as well as the techniques that I am using. So please enjoy watching this spread being created and assembled:

Categories: 2021, Museums, Presidential Sites

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