Jefferson, Iowa: Furniture Shop and Theater

A one-of-a-kind establishment that builds furniture using only 19th century tools and has a theater in the back that stages musicals.

RVP~1875 Historic Furniture Shop and Museum

Address:
115 S. Wilson Ave., Jefferson, IA
Directions:
RVP~1875 Historic Furniture Shop and Museum. Downtown, two blocks east of Hwy 4. On the east side of S. Wilson Ave. between E. Lincoln Way and E. Harrison St.
Hours:
Tu-Sa 9-5. Call for show schedule. (Call to verify)
Phone:
515-370-4306
Admission:
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RVP~1875 Historic Furniture Shop and Museum

This furniture shop is nuts. There is a guy that cuts down trees and makes them into furniture using only the tools and techniques from the year 1875. They wear old-timey clothes and show how the tools are used. There are over 100 pieces of furniture on display, and many of them convert to other kinds of furniture.

What makes it really strange is that in the back of the building is the History Boy Theatre Co., with its own theater. They do musicals back there. The owners are really friendly and shared it all with us.

[Virgil, 09/07/2015]

The shop calls itself "a working museum" that builds "the strongest furniture in the world."

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