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Posted on: August 31, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Linebaugh News: Re-enactment of Sarah Childress Polk at Murfreesboro’s Linebaugh Library Sept. 4

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Actress/theatrical producer Debbie Watts will bring to life Sarah Childress Polk, Murfreesboro native and wife of U.S. President James K. Polk at a free performance at Murfreesboro’s Linebaugh Library on September 4, at 4:00 p.m.

The Sarah Childress Polk excerpt is from a 2-hour full musical play, Tennessee’s First Ladies, which presents Watts portraying Rachel Jackson, Sarah Childress Polk, and Eliza Johnson, wives of the three U.S. Presidents from Tennessee, Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, and Andrew Johnson.

Of the upcoming performance, Debbie Watts had this to say: “I’m thrilled to be honoring Sarah Childress Polk in this special way, on this special day. September 4th happens to be her birthday. She was smart, beautiful, gracious, and politically savvy, the perfect wife for President Polk. I am presenting her as the intellectual and cultured young woman that she was, complete with piano solos and singing during the presentation. I want teachers, students, parents, and anyone who is interested in Tennessee history to come out to the Linebaugh Library, and ‘Meet Sarah Childress Polk.’ The collection of scenes will be followed by a q and a session. Murfreesboro has much to be proud of, and Sarah Childress Polk is a glittering jewel in Murfreesboro’s crown.”

‘Meet Sarah Polk’ is just one of the many historical stage plays produced by Tennessee Stage and Film Company. According to CEO Tom Dolan, TSFC’s mission is to “take history to the stage,” in the form of musical stage productions. We also have study/discussion guides for teachers. Another TSFC production, Ryman Diaries, the re-telling of the building of the Ryman Auditorium, will be presented at the Center for the Arts in Murfreesboro, Sept. 21-29.

For more information on ‘Meet Sarah Polk,’ Tennessee’s First Ladies, The Ryman Diaries, and other productions by Tennessee Stage and Film Co., go to:, or e-mail For more information about the Sarah Childress Polk performance at the Linebaugh Library, contact Mindy Barrett at the Linebaugh Library: 615-893-4131. The Linebaugh Library is located at: 105 W. Vine St. in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Linebaugh Public Library is located at 105 W. Vine St. in Murfreesboro. Smyrna Public Library is located at 400 Enon Springs Rd. West in Smyrna. Eagleville Bicentennial Public Library is located at 317 Hwy 99E in Eagleville. MGL Library is located inside Patterson Park Community Center at 521 Mercury Blvd. in Murfreesboro. The Technology Engagement Center is located at 306 Minerva Drive. Explore, Imagine, Engage through RCLS. For more information, call 615-893-4131 or visit .

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