401 E. Market Street, Nappanee, IN 46550
Phone: (574) 773-0002
At the turn of the century, the Nappanee Furniture Co., owned in part by the Coppes Bros., was the largest employer in Nappanee, producing fine furniture and various styles of the famous “Hoosier Cabinet.” The company is still in operation today and holds the distinction of being the longest continuously-operating cabinet maker in the U.S. Step back in time and visit the original 1876 building where a collection of specialty shops offers locally-made, handcrafted and fresh-baked goods. Several counter-service restaurants, an antique mall, and a kitchen cabinet museum also occupy the rambling 10,000 sq. ft. renovated spaces.
Visit the historic Hoosier Cabinet “museum/exhibit” with Coppes Commons’ resident historian. Groups are given a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse into the Coppes Kitchens, once ordered by Frank Sinatra and President John F. Kennedy. Visitors will also take part in a video presentation and Q&A on the history of the Coppes companies and their iconic products that changed the footprint of the American kitchen. Time for shopping and “out of this world” ice cream at Rocket Science is recommended.
New for 2018 is a fun hands-on painting program specifically for groups! Meet local artist and “stay at home Mom” Chelsie Weldy as you personally paint your own rustic cabinet door with a Hoosier Cabinet and Indiana history design theme. Choose from a variety of colors/accessories to add to Chelsie’s stencil creation. This “2nd Hand Treasure” will be a fun momento and keepsake that is unique for your own home or as a gift to give.
60 - 120 minutes
Group Guided Tour & Video $2 per person including tax & gratuity
Cabinet Door Hands-on Painting $15 per person including tax & gratuity
Contact: Jessica Flores, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Air Conditioning
- Food on Site
- Family Friendly
- Gift/Sundry Shop on site
- Group Friendly (20+)
- Handicap Accessible
- Locally Owned
- Organic/Natural/Local Foods
- Public Restroom
- Quilt Gardens Location