HISTORIC SPOTLIGHT: T.C. Steele State Historic Site

TC Steele - Visitor Center Opening
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T. C. Steele State Historic Site is located in gorgeous Nashville, Indiana, and it is one of 12 locations of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, a statewide museum system. The site was once the home of celebrated artist T.C. Steele and his wife, Selma. Steele is an internationally recognized painter of American Impressionist-style landscapes, as well as portraits. Selma gifted the site to the State of Indiana in 1945, along with all original furnishings and 350 of Steele’s paintings.

Today, visitors to the site can tour the Steeles’ home, see original paintings inside Steele’s studio, stroll through beautiful historic gardens and take in the lily ponds. A variety of family-friendly activities await as well, including T.C.’s Outdoor Studio – an area where families can play games, discover books about art and nature, create art for themselves and more. In June 2019, the Singing Winds Visitor Center opened to the public.

At this location, a variety of settings are available for a wedding. Guests are sure to be impressed by the beauty of the historic site. The house provides an ideal spot for photos, and the formal gardens have recently been restored to their original glory. The site features easy on-site parking, a scenic woodland setting and beautiful photo backdrops galore.

For more information or to schedule a rental, please email tcsteeleshs@indianamuseum.org or call 812.988.2785.