The Bridal House will be open for tours on Saturday, May 13 from 10-3. As usual admission is free. On Sunday, May 28th, we will host the first of our series of “If These Logs Could Talk” presentations. Cass Holly, historian and artist, will talk about early horse racing in Sumner County. Moore Cotton, who built the Bridal House, was involved heavily in this sport. The presentation starts at 2:00 pm and is $5.00 for visitors 12 and up and free to Friends of the Bridal House members. We do have “new” benches or you can bring your own chair. The Bridal House is located at 2315 Highway 25 West in Cottontown. For more information email friendsofthe firstname.lastname@example.org. #VisitSumnerTN
On May 28th, we will start our series of “If These Logs Could Talk” presentations beginning at 2:00. This initial subject will be about early horse racing in Sumner County and presented by Cass Holly, historian and artist. We have new benches outside, but you can bring a chair if you prefer.
Our series of presentations called If These Logs Could Talk will be:
May 28 Early Horse Racing in Sumner County presented by Cass Holly
June TBD The Fur Trade presented by Michael Agee
July 23 The Resurrectionists, the continuation of Maggie, the Irish indentured servant’s life, by Carol Jarboe
August (TBD) The Story of the Siege of Buchanan’s Station in 1792 by Sean Owen
September (TBD) Andrew Jackson’s Affiliation with Sumner County presented by Bryan Gilley.
On April 1, 2023 the Bridal House was part of the Historic Sites of Sumner County Kickoff. This special day included 19th century music by Debbie and Mark Lewis, crafts by Debbie Lewis, and fraktur artwork by Pam Lambert.
December 4, 2022
Christmas Open House at the Bridal House from 1:00-4:00 pm. Come celebrate a 19th
century Christmas with the Friends of the Bridal House. Refreshments, period-dressed
docents, and 19th century music played by Scott Miller on the hammered dulcimer will
add to the celebration at this unique log home. Artwork by Kathleen Haynes, soaps by
Scent of the Sun, soy candles by Handcrafted Hobbit, and pottery by Mike Countess will
be on sale and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Bridal House. The house is
located at 2315 Highway 25 West in Cottontown, TN. For more information call 615-
452-7704. Admission is free.
August 3, 2019
The 200th wedding anniversary of Richard and Elizabeth (Cotton) Hobdy was celebrated at the Bridal House on August 3, 2019 with a reenactment of their marriage.