What is Shipshewana “Shipshe” Indiana?
Many people think it is just a small Northern Indiana city with a strange-sounding name. But ‘Shipshe’, what the locals call it, is so much more. Above all it is where the Amish call home. Furthermore, Shipshewana “Shipshe” Indiana is known for its Amish crafted wood furniture.
Therefore giving the Amish a legacy for their expert woodworking skills. Most noteworthy the Shipshewana Amish have built their own homes since 1841. As well as their own furniture, gathering spaces and barns. The Amish soon won respect from the locals for their skilled wood craftsmanship.
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“Northern Indiana Woodcrafters Association” “There is nothing like Amish furniture.” In 2011, the “Northern Indiana Woodcrafters Association” was held at the Michiana Event Center. As a result, the finest Amish furnishings filled the aisles. Visitors marveled at the sheer size of the wall entertainment centers. Enthralled by the “magic” of […]
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Exciting Events Around Shipshewana Shipshewana may be renowned for its incredible summer shopping, but there are festivities year-round in this small, tourist-friendly town. Recent seasonal exciting events around Shipshewana such as “Chocolate Day” on November 16 and “Wana Night Out” on December 3. But the action doesn’t slow down with […]
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Hardworking Amish Community A Hardworking Amish Community has given Shipshewana Furniture a reputation in Indiana and beyond for its high-quality wood and beautiful craftsmanship. Furthermore, local builders rely on indigenous hardwoods, such as maple and oak. Hence ensuring that each of their pieces is durable and beautiful. Often, woodworking is […]
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Amish-Crafted Furniture The rich legacy of Amish-Crafted Furniture has its roots in the Midwest. Generations ago, Amish communities along the Eastern seaboard gravitated west to Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana. Amish craftsmen soon got to work crafting furnishings for their homes and their neighbor’s, as well as religious gatherings. As a […]
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What Defines Indiana? Whether a Hoosier native or a stranger to the Heartland, each of us has some perceptions of what defines Indiana. Whether it’s acres upon acres of cornfields, the Indianapolis 500, the movie “Hoosiers”, a rich basketball legacy, or friendly down-to-earth folk with a taste for simplicity. Yet […]
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Seasonal Events in Shipshewana This holiday season, as the chilly weather reddens our cheeks and the first snow amazes with its beauty, spend a weekend with friends and family in the town of Shipshewana. Which is playing host to a variety of seasonal events. On November 9th, 2019 downtown Shipshewana […]
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Activities For The Whole Family As the weather grows colder and Thanksgiving turkey dominates the minds (and stomachs) of young and old, there is no shortage of activities for the whole family in and around Shipshewana, Indiana. For those with an eye for sales, the “Wana Night Out” on November […]
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Handmade Furniture Want to fully grasp the beauty and originality of Handmade Furniture? You need to look no further than the small city of Shipshewana. Which boasts a large Amish population. As a result, this Hoosier town has become a place of annual pilgrimage for interested shoppers, vacationers, and furniture […]
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Shipshewana Amish Furniture Coming to Town: the Northern Indiana Woodcrafters Association Event A variety of custom wood furniture is coming to town! The Michiana Event Center will be hosting the 12th annual Northern Indiana Woodcrafters Association event. A statement from the NIWA states: “The Northern Indiana Woodcrafters Association is comprised […]
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Shipshewana Amish Furniture: Fine Craftsmen & Furniture Retailers The small town of Shipshewana, located in Northern Indiana, is as rich in history as it is rich in expert wood craftsmen. But why are there so many Fine Craftsmen & Furniture Retailers in Shipshewana? A quick history lesson reveals that a […]