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.
60 - 120 minutes Group Guided Tour & Video $2 per person including tax & gratuity Cabinet Door Hands-on Painting $15 per person including tax & gratuity