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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.
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
Docents in costume