The House of the Singing Winds is an expression of the Steeles’ philosophy of combining nature with daily life. Take a guided tour and see impressionistic landscape portraits, pottery and palettes, arts & crafts furniture, over 1,000 books, stencils made by Selma Steele, a Victrola, a player piano, and a peacock, sculptures, still lifes, and more!
Famed American printmaker and painter Gustave Baumann lived in Brown County during the Steeles’ time and visited the “House of the Singing Winds” often. Baumann engraved the words, “Every morning I take off my hat to the beauty of the world,” below the mantel.
Houses may be bought, but homes grow and out of the heart’s depths. Memories cluster about them, so that when we give them up, there is a pain that will not down. Rest and contentment and recreation live in the home, and out of it we get the inspiration and strength for the work in the world that tells.T.C. Steele
T.C. Steele State Historic Site is an accredited member of the American Alliance of Museums and has achieved the rigorous process of meeting the AAM Core Standards for Museums and Peer Review. National Trust for Historic Preservation recognizes T.C. Steele State Historic Site as one of 180 “Distinctive Destinations” in America. Additionally, it is one of the 36 properties in the US recognized by Historic Artists’ Homes & Studios.