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The Friends of the Bridal House are looking forward to 2022. We will be part of the Sumner County Historic Homes Kickoff on Saturday, April 2. We are also planning to start a series of local history presentations, “If these logs could talk” in May. We will have a speaker once a month on a Sunday afternoon through October. If you have ideas for subjects, please let us know.


DECEMBER 5, 1-4 P.M.

Christmas artwork by Kathleen Haynes, Pottery with Bridal House theme by Mike Countess, and hand-crafted vegan soaps by Kay Brown. Scott Miller will play 18th & 19th century Christmas music on the hammered dulcimer. Period-dressed docents will lead tours through the traditional decorated house and mulled cider and homemade cookies will be served. Admission is free.

Past Events

August 3, 2019

The 200th wedding anniversary of Richard and Elizabeth (Cotton) Hobdy was celebrated at the Bridal House on August 3, 2019

The reenactment of the wedding of Richard Hobdy and Betsy Cotton with guests looking on.
May 4, 2019

Brian Allison, history consultant and author, joined us to discuss his new book, Notorious Nashville. This book includes stories of notorious criminals like John Dillinger, Jesse James and other colorful characters who strode across the national stage as well as some of the long-forgotten lives of some of the city’s most desperate citizens. There were even some Sumner County tales also.

Bridal House Open House, April 6, 2019

Thanks to Debbie Lewis who played the fiddle and to Pamela Lambert who exhibited her Fraktur artwork, for making our opening day so special. Also thanks to our docents who were dressed in clothing of the periods represented by our house (1810-1860) and to other volunteers who greeted and served refreshments to our guests.

Debbie Lewis playing violin

Debbie Lewis playing violin
Docents in costume

    Docents in costume

Fraktur artwork1

Fraktur Art

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