Brandenberry Furniture Part of Northern Indiana Community Featuring Gene-Stratton Porter Historical Home

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The Historic Gene-Stratton Porter Home in Northern Indiana (long noted for Amish furniture and crafts) has opened after a period of restoration.

The Gene-Stratton Porter historical house.

The Gene-Stratton Porter historical house.

The summer season is always a great time for us to connect with visitors from all over.

Shoppers will appreciate Northern Indiana town of Shipshewana’s Amish furniture stores, bakeries, delis and craft shops, but history-buffs will be sure to enjoy the Gene-Stratton Porter historical site located in nearby Rome City. Open now to the public after a period of restoration, the historical home belonged to Mrs. Porter, an author, naturalist, photographer and movie studio founder. She was also a native Hoosier! Visit the cabin and step into the living history of Mrs. Porter’s life.

From 10am-4pm, Tuesday through Saturday, and 1pm-4pm on Sunday, tours are conducted on the hour for visitors looking to step back into history. Life-long Porter fans can even spend a night in the famous cabin by contacting the G.S.P. Memorial Society.

Gene-Stratton Porter is perhaps best known for penning the classic novel “A Girl of the Limberlost” which has sold tens of millions of copies and was later eventually turned into a film on four separate occasions. Mrs. Porter’s love of nature led her to push for the preservation of the real-life Limberlost Swamp and other wetlands throughout Northern Indiana. Kids and adults will enjoy this chance to learn more about this amazing Hoosier woman and life in the early 1900’s.

Visitors seeking other excursions can look forward to a variety of crafts and activities associated with Gene-Stratton Porter and early Indiana history. For visitors seeking to do some shopping, browse Shipshewana’s various solid wood furniture retailers.

Brandenberry Amish Furniture features Amish-crafted furniture in a variety of Amish furniture styles built from solid woods and using traditional methods. Brandenberry sales representative Floyd notes, "The summer season is always a great time for us to connect with visitors from all over." Make this summer a memorable one in and around Shipshewana, Indiana.

About Brandenberry Amish Furniture:

Brandenberry Furniture opened its doors in 2008. The Brandenberry Furniture concept allows customers to design the furniture of their dreams…to explore the rich woods and stains that only nature can offer. Nothing matches the feel, the smell and the weight of hickory, oak, cherry, maple…real woods that come to life in an Amish handcrafted piece. They are meant to last a lifetime and beyond.

Whether a customer’s favorite style is Mission, Traditional or Modern or something in between, if Brandenberry Furniture doesn’t carry it, their craftsmen will build it to specification. Brandenberry Furniture offers everything from bedroom and dining collections to home accessories, patio and exclusive furniture pieces. Browse our easy-to-use website with detailed photographs and information, and you’ll find furniture categorized by room (including family room, dining room, bedroom, office, children’s) as well as by wood species (including oak, hickory, cherry, elm, maple, pine and cedar) and style.

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