What’s Happening at T.C. Steele

Activity and serenity coexist naturally at T.C. Steele State Historic Site. Art- and nature-related programs and events fit well into this peaceful and inspiring setting, providing a variety of year-round activities for all ages.

Spring has sprung at T.C. Steele! The daffodils are out, as are the redbud trees, the quince, the pheasant eye narcissus, the trout lily, the summer snowflake, and the grape hyacinth. We’re still waiting on the wisteria on the pergola, but I saw the buds today!



30th Annual Spring Wildflower Foray!

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 24-26th, 2015

Experience the sights and sounds of spring in the southern Indiana forests…30 years of finding spring blooms in Brown County and beyond! Foray founders hit on a winning combination by pairing enjoyable hikes and programs with serious work gathering wildflower data.

Knowledgeable guides lead wildflower and bird hikes, boat trips, and hikes exploring local natural areas. Each year Foray veterans and newcomers share their wisdom and challenge each other to find new species in bloom. Together they keep on finding flowers and ways to enjoy springtime’s abundant beauty.

Since 1986, Brown County’s Spring Wildflower Foray has grown from one to three days, doubled the number of hikes and programs, and expanded to new wildflower habitats. 30 years and counting! Check back soon for a complete listing of programs and events.


Stay tuned for 2015 schedule.

T.C. Steele State Historic Site offers a range of art-related workshops each year. Our seasonal Artists-in-Residence share their expertise with both workshop participants and visitors to the site. Local and regional artists offer instruction at all skill levels throughout the year.


Mark your calendars for our upcoming events at the site!

PaintOut registration has begun! Get a discount with early bird registration, April 1-30th. Regular registration runs May 1-16th.

Festival of Flowers PaintOut May 16, 2015

27th Annual Great Outdoor Art Contest and Local Tastings Sep 12, 2015

Member Art Show and Sale Nov 01, 2015

Steele’s Country Christmas Dec 05, 2015

Please call the site 812/988-2785 for questions.


On the T.C. Steele Trail

From May 20, 2012

A recent gift acquisition provides a look at a Boy Scout neckerchief and badges earned while hiking the T.C. Steele Memorial Trail (est. 1963). The display also includes a map of this former commemorative trail.