Eight historic cottages will be open, located within the Assembly’s grounds, as well as the auditorium and gymnasium built in 1883. Bazaar shopping, a variety of lunch options, and the bake sale will take place on the shady Mall at the heart of the Assembly.
Celebrating its 129th year of continuous operation, Monteagle Sunday School Assembly is inter-denominational and fulfills its original charter and mission through a variety of spiritual, educational, and cultural activities for all ages.
From the hundreds of such Assemblies patterned after Chautauqua Institution in New York in the late 1800s, only 13 remain active today.
It is registered on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.
Tours will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The bazaar is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This year’s ticket price includes a special floral demonstration featuring Ralph Null, a nationally renowned floral designer, at 1 p.m. in the Auditorium.
The Bazaar will feature many well-known merchants and a few newcomers displaying their fine arts and crafts. The bake sale will include delicious home-baked treats. Advance tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Assembly Office. Tickets on the day of the tour are $20, available at the North Gate of the Assembly.
This annual fundraising event helps fund ongoing financial support of area nonprofit organizations as well as the restoration of historic properties inside the Assembly.
Monteagle Sunday School Assembly is a church. Its Charter, which was granted by the State of Tennessee on October 31, 1882, states the purpose (mission) of the Assembly:
the advancement of science, literary attainment, Sunday School interests and the promotion of the broadest popular culture in the interest of Christianity without regard to sect or denomination.
Since its first session in the summer of 1883, the Assembly has run continuously and thrives today. More information about the Assembly can be found at www.mssa1882.org.