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Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites hires site manager for T.C. Steele State Historic Site

NASHVILLE, Indiana (July 24, 2020) – The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites has named a site manager at T.C. Steele State Historic Site.

Jessica Stephens, who currently serves as the youth programs manager at the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis, will begin her new role at the state historic site on July 28. As site manager, Stephens will oversee daily operations, programming and interpretation for the Brown County home and studio of Hoosier painter T.C. Steele.

Stephens brings an extensive background in the arts to her new role. She holds a master’s degree in art education with an emphasis in museum education and a bachelor’s degree in history and art history from Indiana University in Bloomington. 

In addition to developing and facilitating programming for homeschool, scout and afterschool audiences as youth programs manager, Stephens previously served as the manager of school engagement and the education representative for the “Lois Main Templeton: A Reinvented Life” experience at the Indiana State Museum.

Prior to her time with the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, she served as the assistant curator for education programs, as well as education programs manager, at the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Georgia. 

She has also interned with the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy, and the Lawrence County Museum of History in Bedford, Indiana; completed a fellowship with WonderLab: The Museum of Science, Health and Technology in Bloomington; and worked with the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology, the Eskenazi Museum of Art and the Mathers Museum of World Cultures in Bloomington.

For a hi-res image of Jessica Stephens, go here: https://bit.ly/2EeNzhF

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The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is a statewide museum system with 12 locations, offering visitors a chance to engage with Indiana’s past and present and see how their actions help shape the future. At each location, visitors are invited to explore big questions and create lasting experiences that will resonate long after each visit ends. Whether interested in art or architecture, history or science, there’s something for everyone and every interest. The Indianapolis museum is located in White River State Park in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. The historic sites are located statewide, stretching from Rome City in northeastern Indiana to Evansville in the southwest.