On Saturday, June 15, 2019 the T.C. Steele State Historic Site held the dedication to the new Singing Winds Visitor Center. This beautiful new $2.2 million center includes 4,600 square feet of space and provides for the consolidation of the admission office, museum shop, and staff offices into one location. It also features an orientation area, coffee bar, workroom and an expanded gift shop. The new visitor center was funded through a generous gift from Barbara and Bob Stevens, as well as a matching gift from the state. Restrooms for site visitors and staff, as well as a shower for “artists in residence” are included inside the new building.
During the dedication, dignitaries and visitors were also able to experience the replica of T.C. Steele’s Traveling Studio Wagon which has also been completed and located on the grounds. Steele used this wagon to travel with his family, painting Indiana landscape in an Impressionist style during the period of 1896 – 1913.
If you have not been to the historic site since the construction has been completed on the Singing Winds Visitor Center, or stopped by the traveling studio wagon that is available for visitors, children and schools then please come soon. We are confident your visit will be a wonderful new experience.
While visiting these two new features, recall Selma’s Gardens were restored and dedicated in June of 2016 through a generous gift from Gary and Kathy Anderson. We encourage you to reengage the gardens as well!
The T.C. Steele State Historic Site has never looked better!