We felt and believed that here in this hill country were
evidences of a character in the outdoors that would command
of us our best and finest spirit.
Selma N. Steele
The House of the Singing Winds
Brown County Indiana
They built the Large Studio to accommodate Steele’s work and
landscaped the surrounding hillsides to enhance the beauty
of their property. Selma Steele created several acres of gardens
around the home that are enjoyed by visitors today.
The T.C. Steele State Historic Site, bequeathed to the state of Indiana by Selma Steele at her death in 1945, is a fitting tribute to this Indiana artist. Guided tours are offered through The House of the Singing Winds and the Large Studio where changing exhibits display paintings done throughout Steele's life. The site includes four hiking trails, the Dewar Log Cabin and the 90 acre Selma Steele Nature Preserve. Mrs. Steele's gardens display a festival of flowers from spring to autumn.
The Historic Site is located 1 1/2 miles south of Belmont,
off of State Road 46, nine miles west of Nashville Indiana,
and ten miles east of Bloomington Indiana.
Phone: (812) 988-2785