The mission of the Friends of T.C. Steele State Historic Site is to support this historic property and collections where T.C. Steele lived and painted through providing financial support and fostering local, national and international engagement, as well as providing resources for scholars, students and artists and the general public.
Our vision is to be a top-tier destination location for regional visitors, to be a recognized historic location for national and international visitors, and to be a site of choice for artists-in-residence and scholars.
Integrity – We value doing the right thing for our members, visitors and stakeholders.
Respect – We value diversity and the creation of an environment receptive to new ideas though input from our members, visitors and stakeholders.
Relationships – We value people and believe proactive approaches with our members, community and partners allow us to create meaningful value for stakeholders.
Preservation – We value historic preservation and exercise front-of-mind consideration of historic authenticity in the development and execution of our strategies and funding initiatives.
Education – We value educational enrichment that provides a wide range of compelling learning experiences for visitors of all ages and interests, and is aligned with the mission, vision, and stakeholders.
Stewardship – We value the safety and environmental responsibility we have to donors, members, visitors and stakeholders.
As our organization has grown, strategic planning has become a key component to effectively managing the organization and measuring success. We are now at a point where we find it necessary to begin formally developing, deploying and executing on our longer-term plans. We also believe it is important to be transparent with our plans and insure broad communication as well as encourage dialogue with our members and key stakeholders.