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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Summer 2022 Newsletter

Featuring: A Summer Day

In this Issue: Letter from the President ~ Historic Trail Grant Award ~ Member Art Show ~ Wildflower Foray ~ David Steele Presents at DAR ~ Herron Scholarship ~ Tim Shelly Honored ~ Looking Ahead

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

sun07julAll DayMargaret Daisy Steele’s BirthdayJuly 7, 1872

mon15julAll DayShirley Lakin Steele’s BirthdayJuly 15, 1878

fri26julAll DayT.C. Steele's DeathJuly 24, 1926

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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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