The Bridal House will open on May 15th from 10-3 for tours. Jerry Lumpkins will be in the meeting room to talk with you about Sumner County history and to sell his books (six volumes now) Gallatin/Sumner County Newspaper History from 10-1. Also, Mike Countess of Battleground Pottery will be on hand with his beautiful pottery. Come and visit with us at 2315 Highway 25 W in Cottontown. Free admission. For more information, email


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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