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.


Featuring Indiana Plein Air Painters Association (IPAPA) for the  Back Roads of Brown County Fall Tour

October Saturdays 1p.m. -3p.m.; Check schedule for artists demonstrations below

Free; buildings tour not included.

Members of the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association will be painting the Brown County landscape that inspired the artist, T.C. Steele from 1907-1926.  All demonstrations are scheduled on Saturday from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.  Please note that there will be NO demonstrations on October 18 to honor the Brookville PaintOut.  Please visit IPAPA’s website for more information about how this group of painters keep the tradition of painting Indiana landscapes alive and thriving.


Oct. 4: Ron Mack and Corrine Hull

Oct. 11: Donna Shortt and Pam Newell

Oct. 25: Bill Borden and Larry Rudolech


Celtica in Concert

Oct. 12; 4 p.m.- 6 p.m.

$10 per person

Come experience an intimate afternoon concert with Celtica in the beautiful acoustics and setting  in T.C. Steele’s historic Large Studio.  Celtica is a progressive celtic band consisting of musical founder Tammera Lane and guitarist Tim Dooley who create a mood and sound that is uniquely their own.  Please visit http://www.celticaband.com/ to preview their music.

Call the site 812.988.2785 to reserve your spot.


The Medium’s Misfortune

Another Murder Mystery at the TC Steele State Historic Site

October 17 & 24, 2014; 7:30 pm

$30 per person, reservations required

The year is 1959 and Brown County’s eccentric party hostess, Onya laTour is having a Halloween costume party!  She has invited members of the Brown County Art Colony and several prominent faculty members from Indiana University. She has also invited Hoagy Carmichael to to provide the music and Hoagy has invited his old girlfriend, Georgia Buzzskirt, and his buddy, Johnny Mercer, to be part of his combo.  Onya has hired a young woman noted for her psychic powers – a medium  – to read the palms & cards of the guests. This gypsy blooded fortune teller will also lead the group in a serious seance to communicate with the spirits of lost loved ones.  But misfortunate surprises and bloody murder may happen once again in the historic studio of TC Steele.

Call (812) 988-2785 to select one of the easy to read, scripted roles.  Reservations only.  $30 for the live music, Halloween desserts & drinks, plus wine.  Costumes encouraged but not required.


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.


Friends of T.C. Steele Annual Member Show and Sale

November 1-30, 2014

2014 Theme: The Art of Seeing Beautifully


This year’s theme is inspired by this quote:

I often speak of appreciation-both of nature and art as

the art of seeing beautifully.


Member Show and Sale Guidelines

Friends Member Art Show Entry Form

Please call the site 812.988.2785 or email the Arts Program Developer, Megan Richards, mrichards@indianamuseum.org 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.