Visualize the Past Through the Eyes of an Artist

T.C. Steele mixing paints with paint brush

American impressionist painter Theodore Clement Steele (1847-1926) and his wife Selma moved to Brown County, Indiana in 1907 and established a home, studio and gardens on 211 acres of scenic terrain. The property and its artifacts remain essentially unchanged from the way it was during their time here. The picturesque landscape of this area, and Steele’s prominence, drew in other artists, establishing an Art Colony of the Midwest.

Today, over 50 paintings are on display in the studio and home which Steele named House of the Singing Winds. Your experience here will provide a perspective of where Steele worked and lived more than a century ago.

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Winter 2021 Newsletter

Oil painting of 1891 cityscape in winter

Featured Painting: Tinker Place

In this Issue: Letter from the President ~ Virtual Gallery turns 100 ~ Member Art Show ~ Hoosier History Live ~ T.C. Steele Historical Marker ~ History of Waveland ~ Brown County State Park added to NRHP ~ Steele Country Christmas

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Keep tradition alive year-round with guided tours, art-related events and workshops led by contemporary artists.

sat04dec11:15amChildren’s Tours of Historic Buildings11:15am T.C. Steele State Historic Site

sun05dec12:00pm4:00pmSteele's Country Christmas12:00pm - 4:00pm T.C. Steele State Historic Site

fri10dec11:00am12:30pmThe Art Connection11:00am - 12:30pm T.C. Steele State Historic Site

National Register of Historic Places Guidestar Bronze Seal of Transparency

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The United States Department of the Interior added the T.C. Steele House and Studio to the National Register of Historic Places on October 2, 1973 (Reference #73000029).

The National Trust for Historic Preservation recognizes T.C. Steele State Historic Site as one of 180 “Distinctive Destinations” in America.

Historic Homes & Artists’ Studios recognizes T.C. Steele State Historic Site as one of 36 distinguished sites in the USA.

American Alliance of Museums accredited the T.C. Steele State Historic site for successfully completing the rigorous process of meeting the AAM Core Standards for Museums and Peer Review.

The Historic Iris Preservation Society recognizes the formal gardens as one of only three official “Historic Iris Preservation Society Display Gardens” in the state of Indiana.

Indiana Historical Bureau recognizes the historical provenance of the home, studio and gardens by awarding a permanent State of Indiana Historical Marker located on the site.

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