The House contains personal items of John Shoppach and
The Shoppach House was built in 1852 by John W. Shoppach, an immigrant from Germany. This brick structure was built with bricks made on site and was the first brick home in Saline County. The brick portion of the home is built in the “dog trot” style with two rooms on either side of a breezeway. It is unknown at this time when the ell shape containing the kitchen and dining rooms was added and the breezeway was enclosed forming an entry with double doors at the front and back of the house. Because there is a tintype photograph of the home with these changes in place, it is believed that the needs of the family changed and mid-construction the plans were modified.
The Shoppach house was home to 5 generations of the Shoppach family and contains items that belonged to family members. Also found in the house, are donated items of the same era from community members interested in the preservation of the history of Saline County.
If you are interested in seeing this house in person, please contact us to schedule your group for a guided tour.
RESERVE THE SHOPPACH HOUSE GROUNDS FOR
YOUR SMALL OUTDOOR EVENT
WEDDINGS BY THE WELL
TEAS AND OLD FASHIONED SOCIALS
AND MANY MORE
EXPLORE THE GROUNDS
Pilgrim's Rest Church
The civil war era Pilgrim’s Rest Church building was moved to the grounds in the 1962 from Colonel Glenn Road in Little Rock.
Just steps from the back porch is the well that serviced the Shoppach Family.
This is a perfect backdrop for a wedding.
Many Shoppach family members have wed in this spot.