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Crafted by Conscience

  • Overview

    Explore the original Polk Home exhibit, "Crafted by Conscience: Material & Belief in Polk's America" in Polk Presidential Hall. This incredible exhibit features objects from 16 museums across the country and examines the vibrant and vital role religion played in James K. Polk's life and times.  From 1820-1850, a national flowering of faith impacted everything from clothing to politics as Americans created a unique material culture born from their religious worldview. 
    Explore some of the diverse religious groups who experienced roots or revival in this period through the things they made or used in this original exhibition.  "Crafted by Conscience" features objects on loan from sixteen museums and institutions across the country.