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T.C. Steele State Historic Site to Receive GEMmy Award

November 7, 2014

Contact: Andrea deTarnowsky; 812.988.2785,

NASHVILLE, Ind. – The T.C. Steele State Historic Site will be honored by the Midwest Travel Writers Association (MTWA) with their GEMmy Award in an informal ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 11 a.m. in the Large Studio at the Historic Site. This is the 28th attraction to receive the special honor, which is awarded to an attraction that provides an exceptional experience.

“We are a small site, that is kind of hidden in the hills of Brown County,” said State Historic Site Manager Andrea deTarnowsky. “An award like this lets us know that all the hard work we put in and this beautiful site are appreciated by the people who visit.”

MTWA’s GEMmy recognizes small and/or out-of-the-way travel sites and attractions that provide travelers with exceptional experiences and great stories. The site was nominated by Hoosier travel writer Elizabeth Granger, who visited the site in August of 2014. The nomination was selected overall by the full organization at their fall meeting.

“I am definitely not an artist or an art expert, but I do know a good travel site when I visit,” said MTWA Member Elizabeth Granger. “That puts T.C. Steele at the top of my list. And that makes Andrea one of the best storytellers I’ve ever heard. Because of her, I am smitten with T.C. Steele, with Selma Steele and with the site. Who wouldn’t love the story of the House of the Singing Winds?”

The award presentation is open to the public. Seating will be provided on a first-come first-serve basis.

T.C. Steele State Historic Site is located at 4220 T.C. Steele Road in Nashville, Ind.

About Midwest Travel Writers Association (MTWA):
The MTWA is the oldest organization of professionals specializing in travel journalism and promotion in the country with members ranging from traditional guide book writers to blog and podcast publishers. For more information on the MTWA visit

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