On Friday, September 23rd, Friends of T.C. Steele were honored at the Indiana Historical Society’s annual ceremony to award this year’s Heritage Support Grants. Recipients for Heritage Support Gants are selected annually through a competitive process. These prestigious grants are fully underwritten by Lilly Endowment.
This is the second time Friends have received a Heritage Support Grant. The first Heritage grant was awarded in 2018 for the recreation of T.C. Steele’s Studio Wagon, now in use at the T.C. Steele Historic Site.
abstract of project
- The T.C. Steele Historic Trail (virtual) is enabled by Progressive Web Application (PWA). This web application is a type of application software delivered through the web using common web technologies.
- The PWA (most commonly referred to as an App and used on mobile phones) works on any platform that uses standards-compliant browser, including desktop and mobile devices.
- Visitors at each virtual site on the historic trail will be able to enhance their experience at the specific location they are visiting and have at their fingertips a wealth of additional knowledge not only about Steele, but of each location and other nearby areas of interest.
- Gosport (Owen): Birthplace
- Greencastle (Putnam): DePauw University
- Waveland (Montgomery): Boyhood Home
- Indianapolis (Marion): Tinker-Talbott Place
- Brookville + Metamora (Franklin): The Hermitage
- Nashville (Brown): House of the Singing Winds
- Bloomington (Monroe): Franklin Hall at Indiana University
current work in progress
- Project kick-off has been conducted with Media Nouveau (contactor) and Friends of T.C. Steele.
- Development of the Progressive Web Application (PWA) has begun. This web application is a type of application software delivered through the web using common web technologies.
- Collection and validation using “primary research” methods to support information that will be available on each of the seven sites of the virtual trail.
Timeline projects the “App” will be available in early 2023!
The Brown County Democrat published an article about the Heritage Grant award on September 15, 2022.