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Visit our family of three stores in the Village of Nashville. We offer a wide selection of home decor, garden accents, jewelry and fashion accessories, candles, baby gifts, kitchen accessories, accent tables, iron decor, unique gifts and more. Something for you, something for the home, and something for the heart.

THE FERGUSON HOUSE

Home Accessories Accent Furniture Iron Decor Seasonal Decor Jewelry Garden Accents

78 W. Franklin Street 812.988.7388

Jewelry Fashion Accessories Gift Items

Swan Creek Candles Gift Items Seasonal Decor Garden Accents Kitchen Items Rhythm Clocks

59 E. Main Street, Suite B 812.988.8707

59 E. Main Street, Suite A 812.988.8707

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ONE OF INDIANA’S TOP SCENIC DESTINATIONS AT YOUR DOORSTEP!

Recipient of two time Platinum and six time Gold Awards Lt. Gov ernors Award

NASHVILLE

Enjoy Beautiful Brown County, Indiana! This award-winning hotel offers a quiet getaway with free breakfast, high speed internet, indoor pool, fitness room and whirlpool suites. Trolley available to downtown Nashville. 75 W Chestnut, St Rd 46 812-988-6118/1-800-4CHOICE www.choicehotels.com

Just a few minutes away at Edinburgh Premium Outlets. COLUMBUS/EDINBURGH

Close to shopping & dining! Features a heated indoor pool, Whirlpool Suites with Cable TV, Big Screen TV’s Available, High Speed Internet, Fitness Room, Mini Refrigerator and Microwave in each room & More! Adjacent to Edinburgh Premium Outlets. US 31 & I-65, Exit 76B 812-526-9899 / 1-800-4CHOICE

Features 125 Luxurious Guest Rooms, Complimentary High-Speed Internet, HD Flat Screen TVs, 24Hr Complimentary Business Center, 3000 Sq Ft Meeting Room, Exercise Center, Indoor Swimming Pool & Whirlpool, Great American Grill Restaurant with Daily Specials. US 31 & I-65, Exit 76B 812-526-8600 / 1-877-STAYHGI

Features a heated indoor pool, Whirlpool Suites with, Cable TV, Flat Screen TV’s, High Speed Internet, Meeting Rooms, Fitness Room, Mini Refrigerator and Microwave in each room. & More! Adjacent to Edinburgh Premium Outlets. US 31 & I-65, Exit 76B 812-526-5100/1-800-HAMPTON

Recent Upgrades, New Elevator, Bedding & Breakfast items

Recipient of the Lt. Governors Award

Recipient of Lt. Governor’s, Spirit of Pride & Wall of Fame Awards.

COLUMBUS/EDINBURGH

www.choicehotels.com

www.hiltongardeninn.com

COLUMBUS/EDINBURGH

www.hamptoninn.com

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Antique Alley ShoppeS Brown County Almanack

“Original crafts created by Brown County Craftsmen”

Corner of Jefferson & franklin streets

Visitors Guide

A quarterly publication featuring local merchants and events from Nashville and Brown County, Indiana. Editorial Sara Clifford Editor Barney Quick Contributor

Tom Lotshaw Contributor Megan O’Bryan Contributor

Graphics Sales & Marketing KJ Rondomanski Keith Fleener Melissa Walther Advertising Sales Advertising Sales Graphic Design ADVERTISING SALES CONTACTS Phone: 812-988-2221 • Fax: 812-988-6502 ads@bcdemocrat.com

Brown County Democrat

146 E. Main St., Nashville, IN 47448 • P.O. Box 277 812-988-2221 • www.bcdemocrat.com

“Why do you spell ‘Almanack’ wrong?” Well, it’s a tradition. “Kin” Hubbard, creator of those cartoony figures you see around Nashville, drew “Abe Martin of Brown County” for the Indianapolis News from 1904-1930. The Abe Martin character offered wit and wisdom with a questionable grasp on English, but a firm root in old-time practicality. Hubbard published five “Almanack”s full of Martin’s sayings, intended as parodies of “Poor Richard’s Almanac” or the “Old Farmer’s Almanac.” Brown Countian Tom Hensely published the first Brown County Almanack in 1965, retaining the Hubbard spelling and sensibility. The Brown County Democrat revived the tradition in the early 1970s, and has carried on quarterly ever since.

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Inside Look Gifts of Beauty

Whether you’re looking for beautiful walks through nature or workshops and events T.C. Steele State Historic Site has something for everyone. Page 28

Brown without $Green$ There’s a lot more to Brown County than shopping! Find out how to make your dollar go farther and have some fin in the process! Page 45

Brown County Wines After a day of exploring the county, sit back and relax with some award-winning wines, made right here in Brown County. Page 20

Facts

you can’t live without

Brown County Average Temp. (May-July)

52-86 OF

Birth of a County

On February 4, 1836, both the House and Senate passed a bill to form the county from western Bartholomew, eastern Monroe, and northern Jackson counties.

What’s in a Name? Brown County was named for Gen. Jacob Brown, who defeated the British at the Battle of Sackett’s Harbor in the War of 1812.

Old Logs

Nashville was originally known as Jacksonburg and Banner C. Brummett was appointed County Agent in 1836 to lay out Nashville in lots to be sold at auction. You can still see his cabin in town today.

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Shopfinder Directory ......................................... Map................ pages ANTIQUES/COLLECTIBLES Brown County Antique Mall..... 12...........................19, 41 Carol’s Fine Gifts & Crafts ...........H6...........................19, 36 Cathy’s Corner ..................................G6.......................... 18, 19 Coin Shop............................................. B6...................................19 Flower & Herb Barn........................ 27.......................... 19, 24 Michael’s Flowers & Antiques.. D3...........................19, 24 Nashville General Store & Bakery.....I9...........................29, 37 The Crow’s Nest................................H6...........................17, 23 The Holly Shop..................................A6...................................19 The Vintage Rose.............................G7...........................16, 19 Touch of Silver Gold & Old......... E8...........................19, 34

......................................... map................ pages Madeline’s.............................................H4...........................40, 43 Nashville General Store & Bakery.....I9...........................29, 37 The Crow’s Nest................................H6...........................17, 23 The Ferguson House.....................G3..............................2, 41 CANDY Jack and Jill Nut Shop...................G5...........................17, 36 The Candy Dish................................. E3...........................37, 47 Nashville Fudge Kitchen...............................................37, 46 Carmel Corn Cottage.............................................................14

CHRISTMAS Carol’s Fine Gifts & Crafts ...........H6...........................19, 36 The Crow’s Nest................................H6...........................17, 23 ART Ann Ryan Miller Glass Studio............................................16 The Ferguson House.....................G3..............................2, 41 Barb Brooke Davis........................... E3...................................16 The Holly Shop..................................A6...................................19 Brown County Pottery..................G3..............................6, 16 Brown County Art Gallery........F12...........................16, 32 CLOTHING & ACCESSORIEs Brown County Art Guild.............. F5...........................16, 30 Babies, Toddlers & More...............G6...........................22, 36 Brown County Craft Gallery...... E8...........................16, 17 Brown County Weavery/Roots..... G3............................. 6, 22 Brown County Visitors Center.. E5...........................13, 25 For Bare Feet................................E4, F3..............................5, 22 Cathy’s Corner ..................................G6.......................... 18, 19 Foxfire & Foxfire................................. E8..............................2, 39 Cathy Haggerty..........................................................................16 Peg Ann’s Boutique......................... J6...........................13, 40 Charlene Marsh Studio & Gallery.. 12...................................17 Seven Sisters........................................................................16, 40 Connie Simmonds/Smashing Designs.. E3...........................17, 47 T-Shirt Shop...........................................I5...........................37, 40 Chris Gustin/Homestead Weaving Studio.12.................................17 The Crow’s Nest................................H6...........................17, 23 Dick Ferrer............................................ E3...................................17 Dixie Ferrer........................................... E3...................................17 COINS Elizabeth O’Rear Studio & Gallery... 12...................................17 Coin Shop............................................. B6...................................19 Faerie Hollow Studio..............................................................17 Ferrer Gallery.......................................................................17, 47 CONFERENCES RETREATS & REUNIONS Fine Line Rustics............................... E8...........................17, 39 Abe Martin Lodge........................... 12...........................26, 27 June Bryan........................................D11...................................18 Artists Colony Inn............................G6...........................30, 31 Mary Jo Limp...................................... 12...................................18 Brown County Inn............................L5...........................24, 30 Sally Baldwin.......................................G3...................................18 Camp Palawopec Lodge............. 12...................................30 Spears Gallery.................................... 12...........................18, 44 Comfort Inn.......................................L10..............................3, 30 Susan Threehawks........................... E3...................................18 Hampton Inn – Edinburgh........ 23..............................3, 32 Waldron Gallery of Brown County.F5...................................18 Hampton Inn – Seymour............ 23..............................3, 32 Hilton Garden Inn............................ 23..............................3, 32 BABY Holiday Inn Express – Seymour.......................................32 Babies, Toddlers & More...............G6...........................22, 36 Holiday Inn Express – Edinburgh......................................32 Foxfire & Foxfire................................. E8..............................2, 39 Hotel Nashville..................................A4...........................31, 39 Rawhide Ranch................................. 12...................................26 BATH & BODY Salt Creek Golf Retreat.................. 12...................................26 Bathology......................................................................................38 The Seasons Lodge......................L12...........................24, 32 The Crow’s Nest................................H6...........................17, 23 CRAFTS BIRDHOUSES & FEEDERS Ady’s Fabrics....................................... 43...........................33, 38 Madeline’s.............................................H4...........................40, 43 Babies, Toddlers & More...............G6...........................22, 36 The Crow’s Nest................................H6...........................17, 23 Brown County Craft Gallery...... E8...........................16, 17 Brown County Pottery..................G3..............................6, 16 BOOKS Brown County Weavery/Roots..... G3............................. 6, 22 HIS Book Shop.................................. D8...................................40 Carol’s Fine Gifts & Crafts ...........H6...........................19, 36 The Book Loft..................................... E3...........................25, 40 For Bare Feet................................E4, F3..............................5, 22 The Crow’s Nest................................H6...........................17, 23 K. Bellum Leather.................................................................6, 22 Michael’s Flowers & Antiques.. D3...........................19, 24 Brewery Papertrix................................................H7...........................31, 40 Big Woods Brewing Co.................C3...........................35, 48 Sheep Street Fibers......................... 23...........................23, 33 Through the Looking Glass....... F3..............................6. 18 CANDLES Wishful Thinking............................... E8...........................38, 41 Foxfire & Foxfire................................. E8..............................2, 39 8 Brown County Almanack Visitors Guide • Summer 2011

......................................... map................ pages DINING & SNACKS 19th Hole.............................................. 12...................................35 Abe Martin Lodge........................... 12...........................26, 27 Appleworks......................................N/A...................................38 Artists Colony Inn............................G6...........................30, 31 Big Woods Brewing Co.................C3...........................35, 48 Brown County Inn............................L5...........................24, 30 Brown County Steak & Seafood Co..12................................37 Brown County Winery...............E7,5...........................23, 26 Harvest Moon Pizzeria................. D1...........................23, 36 Hobnob Corner................................ E5...................................36 Holy Cow Steakhouse.................... J9...........................13, 36 Hotel Nashville..................................A4...........................31, 39 Jack and Jill Nut Shop...................G5...........................17, 36 McDonald’s Restaurant..............L11...........................16, 37 Miller’s Ice Cream House............. E3...........................37, 47 Nashville General Store & Bakery.....I9...........................29, 37 Salt Creek Golf Retreat.................. 12...................................26 That Sandwich Place..................... E5...........................37, 44 The Candy Dish................................. E3...........................37, 47 The Farmhouse................................. 12...................................37 The Nashville House...................... E5...................................24 The Ordinary....................................... F5...........................24, 37 The Seasons Lodge......................L12...........................24, 32 Trolly’s.....................................................C5...........................15, 37 DOLLS The Vintage Rose.............................G7...........................16, 19 Jeepers Dollhouse Miniatures..................................33, 39 ENTERTAINMENT & RECREATION Abe Martin Lodge........................... 12...........................26, 27 Bill Monroe Mem. Music Park........ 12...................................26 Brown County Art Gallery........F12...........................16, 32 Brown County Art Guild.............. F5...........................16, 30 Brown County Inn............................L5...........................24, 30 Brown County Winery...............E7,5...........................23, 26 The Palace Theatre........................... J9..............................4, 26 Copperhead Mining Co...............C5...................................26 Harley-Davidson of Bloomington................................25, 39 Melchior Marionette Theater...G5...................................17 Rawhide Ranch................................. 12...................................26 Salt Creek Golf Retreat.................. 12...................................26 The Seasons Lodge......................L12...........................24, 32 Red Barn Jamboree.................................................................26 FLEA MARKET Bill Monroe Mem. Music Park........ 12...................................26 FLOWERS & HERBs Flower & Herb Barn........................ 27.......................... 19, 24 Health For U.........................................................................38, 39 Madeline’s.............................................H4...........................40, 43 Michael’s Flowers & Antiques.. D3...........................19, 24 FOOTWEAr For Bare Feet................................E4, F3..............................5, 22 Peg Ann’s Boutique......................... J6...........................13, 40 The Totem Post.................................G5...........................16, 23


Shopfinder Directory ......................................... map................ pages GARDEN & PATIO Foxfire & Foxfire................................. E8..............................2, 39 Madeline’s.............................................H4...........................40, 43 The Crow’s Nest................................H6...........................17, 23 The Ferguson House.....................G3..............................2, 41

......................................... map................ pages The Ferguson House.....................G3..............................2, 41 The Totem Post.................................G5...........................16, 23 Touch of Silver Gold & Old......... E8...........................19, 34

......................................... map................ pages REAL ESTATE Hills O’ Brown Realty...................... B2...................................25 Hills O’ Brown Vacation Rentals................................25, 38

KITCHENWARE & GOURMET FOODS SCRAPBOOKING The Crow’s Nest................................H6...........................17, 23 Papertrix................................................H7...........................31, 40 Harvest Preserve............................... E3...........................36, 47 Wishful Thinking............................... E8...........................38, 41 GIFTS Ady’s Fabrics....................................... 43...........................33, 38 P. J.’s Pub Essentials...................................................................37 SERVICES Appleworks......................................N/A...................................38 Brown County Visitors Center.. E5...........................13, 25 Babies, Toddlers & More...............G6...........................22, 36 Leather Bathology......................................................................................38 K. Bellum Leather.................................................................6, 22 Cobblestone Log Homes............ 12...........................18, 25 Flower & Herb Barn........................ 27.......................... 19, 24 Bauble Board, Inc.............................G3......................................6 McDonald’s Shopworth............... 12...................................25 Bone Appetit....................................... J6...........................32, 38 LODGING Brown County Winery...............E7,5...........................23, 26 1875 Homestead B&B....................................................17, 30 Mike Nickels Log Homes............. 12...........................24, 25 Carol’s Fine Gifts & Crafts ...........H6...........................19, 36 Abe Martin Lodge........................... 12...........................26, 27 MonWood Photography......................................................19 Cathy’s Corner ..................................G6.......................... 18, 19 Allison House.....................................G2...................................30 Nashville Express Train Tour.......G5...................................44 Coin Shop............................................. B6...................................19 Artists Colony Inn............................G6...........................30, 31 Ethereal Village Salon & Spa.......................................25, 35 Fine Line Rustics............................... E8...........................17, 39 Bill Monroe Mem. Music Park........ 12...................................26 Psychic Rebecca Bartlett..............................................19, 40 Foxfire & Foxfire................................. E8..............................2, 39 Brown County Inn............................L5...........................24, 30 Grasshopper Flats............................H6...........................22, 30 Cobblestone Log Homes............ 12...........................18, 25 SIGNS Jack and Jill Nut Shop...................G5...........................17, 36 Comfort Inn.......................................L10..............................3, 30 Through the Looking Glass....... F3..............................6. 18 Jeepers Dollhouse Miniatures..................................33, 39 Cornerstone Inn & Suites............G8...........................22, 30 P. J.’s Pub Essentials...................................................................37 Madeline’s.............................................H4...........................40, 43 Green Valley Lodge......................... 12...........................31, 32 Michael’s Flowers & Antiques.. D3...........................19, 24 Hampton Inn – Edinburgh........ 23..............................3, 32 SOUTHWEST & WESTERN Peg Ann’s Boutique......................... J6...........................13, 40 Hampton Inn – Seymour............ 23...................................32 The Totem Post.................................G5...........................16, 23 P. J.’s Pub Essentials...................................................................37 Hidden Valley Inn.............................A6...........................31, 35 The Ferguson House.....................G3..............................2, 41 Hills O’ Brown Vacation Rentals................................25, 38 SPORTS The Totem Post.................................G5...........................16, 23 Hilltop Cabin & Suites................... 12...................................23 Foxfire & Foxfire................................. E8..............................2, 39 The Toy Chest.....................................H6...........................36, 41 Hilton Garden Inn............................ 23..............................3, 32 The Ferguson House.....................G3..............................2, 41 The Vintage Rose.............................G7...........................16, 19 Holiday Inn Express – Seymour.......................................32 Touch of Silver Gold & Old......... E8...........................19, 34 Hampton Inn – Edinburgh........ 23..............................3, 32 TOYS T-Shirt Shop...........................................I5...........................37, 40 Hotel Nashville..................................A4...........................31, 39 The Toy Chest.....................................H6...........................36, 41 The Crow’s Nest................................H6...........................17, 23 Rawhide Ranch................................. 12...................................26 For Bare Feet................................E4, F3..............................5, 22 The Purple Fig.............................................................................41 Red Bud Inn......................................... 12...................................31 Wishful Thinking............................... E8...........................38, 41 Salt Creek Golf Retreat.................. 12...................................26 WEAVING The Seasons Lodge......................L12...........................24, 32 Brown County Weavery/Roots..... G3............................. 6, 22 The Garden Cabin........................... 12...........................24, 32 Chris Gustin/Homestead Weaving Studio.12.................................17 GLASS Papertrix................................................H7...........................31, 40 The Antique Cabin.......................... 12...........................24, 32 Sheep Street Fibers......................... 23...........................23, 33 The Kelly Reed Cabin..................... 12........................... 24, 32 The Pines Cabin................................ 12...........................24, 32 WEDDINGS & RECEPTIONS GOLF Abe Martin Lodge........................... 12...........................26, 27 Salt Creek Golf Retreat.................. 12...................................26 Artists Colony Inn............................G6...........................30, 31 LOG CABINS Cobblestone Log Homes............ 12...........................18, 25 Brown County Inn............................L5...........................24, 30 HOME DÉCOR Carol’s Fine Gifts & Crafts ...........H6...........................19, 36 Mike Nickels Log Homes............. 12...........................24, 25 Hotel Nashville..................................A4...........................31, 39 Rawhide Ranch................................. 12...................................26 Foxfire & Foxfire................................. E8..............................2, 39 Salt Creek Golf Retreat.................. 12...................................26 Madeline’s.............................................H4...........................40, 43 MOTORCYCLES & ACCESSORIES Ole House..............................................................................16, 40 Harley-Davidson of Bloomington................................25, 39 The Seasons Lodge......................L12...........................24, 32 The Crow’s Nest................................H6...........................17, 23 WINERY The Ferguson House.....................G3..............................2, 41 Mueseums The Vintage Rose.............................G7...........................16, 19 Wonderlab Children’s Museum...............................................23, 26 Brown County Winery...............E7,5...........................23, 26 Kidscommons Children’s Museum.........................................26 32 Chateau Thomas Winery..............................................13, 26 ICE CREAM WOODCRAFTS Miller’s Ice Cream House............. E3...........................37, 47 PET CARE Nashville General Store & Bakery.....I9...........................29, 37 Bone Appetit....................................... J6...........................32, 38 Through the Looking Glass....... F3..............................6. 18 Nashville Fudge Kitchen...............................................37, 46 The Crow’s Nest................................H6...........................17, 23 POTTERY JEWELRY Foxfire & Foxfire................................. E8..............................2, 39 Brown County Craft Gallery...... E8...........................16, 17 Grasshopper Flats............................H6...........................22, 30 Brown County Pottery..................G3..............................6, 16 Peg Ann’s Boutique......................... J6...........................13, 40 The Crow’s Nest................................H6...........................17, 23 Brown County Almanack Visitors Guide • Summer 2011 9


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The Allison House

Harvest Moon Pizzeria

Hills ‘O Brown Real Estate

Antique Alley For Bare Feet Through The Looking Glass Brown Co. Pottery Ferguson House

Miller’s Ice Cream The Candy Dish Harvest Preserve Ferrer’s Gallery Smashing Designs The Book Loft Barb Brooke Davis

Village Green

Candy Emporium

Michael’s Flower’s & Antiques Gallery By The Green

Big Woods Brewing Co.

BC Community Foundation

Jack & Jill Nut Shop The Totem Post Melchior Marionette Theater

BC Art Guild

The Hobnob Corner

For Bare Visitors Feet Too Center

Muddy Boots Cafe

The North House

Hotel Nashville Darlene’s

The Ordinary Franklin Place

Waldron Gallery of Brown County

The Nashville House That Sandwich Place Brown County Shop

BC Winery & Tasting Room PJ’s Pub Essentials

BC Courthouse Liars Bench

Copperhead Creek Gem Mining Co.

Trolley’s

Coin Shop

The Holly Shop

Hidden Valley Inn

Health For U

The Backporch Trillogy Gallery

The Upper Rooms

Volunteer Fire Department

Re/Max Team

Nashville Town Hall

Nashville Post Office

County Annex Building

BC Public Library

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Main Street Shoppes

BC Craft Gallery Peter Grant’s

HIS Bookshop

Taggart Building

Log Jail

Pioneer Village

Traditional Folk Art Center

Pioneer Village Muesum

BC Historical Society Complex

BC Art Gallery


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K. Bellum Leather Bauble Boards B.C. Weavery

Calvin Place Madeline’s

The Bradley House

Vintage Rose

Brown County Inn

Peg Ann’s Boutique

Camelot Shoppes Bone Appetite

Nashville General Ole Store, Bakery & House Antiques

Cornerstone Inn

BC Law Enforcement Center

BC YMCA

Comfort Inn

McDonald’s Restaurant

The Seasons Lodge & Conference Center

BC High School Larry C. Banks Memorial Gymnasium

BC Junior High School

Brown Co. IGA Oliver’s BBQ

Nashville Elementary School

Chateau Holy Cow Palace Thomas Steakhouse Theatre Wine Bar & Grill

Coachlight Square

Jot ‘Em Down Corner The T-Shirt Shop

Possom Trot Square Papertrix The Crow’s Nest Nashville Fudge Kitchen

Artists Colony Shoppes Babies, Toddlers & More Country Folks • The Toy Chest Carol’s Fine Gifts & Collectibles Grasshopper Flats

The Artists Colony Inn & Restaurant

Cathy’s Train Depot Corner


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We’re more than just International Award-Winning Wines! Wine Bar & Gift Shoppe Open Daily Tastings Daily Unique Wine Gifts & Cheeses LIVE MUSIC Fri. & Sat. 6-9 pm Comfortable Indoor & Patio Seating Available Chateau Thomas Wine Bar 812.988.8500 • 888.761.WINE www.chateauthomas.com

Located at South Van Buren Street • Nashville

Peg Ann’s Boutique Brown County’s “Unique Boutique” Thoughtfully bought for your every event, Tastefully selected for your every whim!

812.988.7950 • Open 7 Days a Week

We’re more than just International Award-Winning Wines! WineBar Bar&&Gift GiftShoppe Shoppe Open Daily Wine Daily Tastings Tastings Daily Unique Unique Wine Wine Gifts Gifts & & Cheeses LIVE MUSIC Fri. Fri.&&Sat. Sat.7-10 6-9 pm LIVE MUSIC PM Comfortable Comfortable Indoor & Patio Seating Seating Available Available Chateau Thomas Wine Bar 812.988.8500 • 888.761.WINE www.chateauthomas.com

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Worship in Brown County

Anglican

2778; 1008 McLary Road, Nashville; 812-988-6995; www.stagneschurchnashville.org.

St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, Pastor Tom Tirman, Salt Creek Plaza (west side), Chestnut Street, Nashville; toll free 866-455-5134 or (812) 988-6585; www.IndianaAnglican.com.

Christian Becks Grove Christian Church, Minister Jim Weld, 812-988-7380, 8009 Becks Grove Road, Freetown. First Christian Church of Morgantown, Pastor Burt Brock, 765-8130427, 2717 S. Morgantown Road. Nashville Christian Church, Rick Clayton, senior minister, 812-9882889, 160 S. Van Buren St., Nashville.

Apostolic Green Valley Apostolic Church, Pastor Paul D. Hardin, 812-9882884 or 812-988-6523. New Life Apostolic Tabernacle, Pastor Nick Seniour II, 812-5974698 or 812-988-0681; half mile west of Indiana 135 on Indiana 45 at Bean Blossom.

Christian Science

Baptist

Christian Science Society, Indiana 135, Nashville.

Church of Christ

Bible Baptist Church, Pastor Steve Gerber, 7 Trafalgar Square, Trafalgar, (812) 597-4669. Bean Blossom Baptist Church, Pastor James Brown, 812-988-7679 or 812-988-4161; off North Indiana 135 on Spearsville Road. Country-Gospel Music Church, Pastor Merideth Wilfong, 5181 E. Indiana 46, 812-988-1288; www.countrygospelmusicchurch.com. Fellowship Baptist Church, Pastor Ken Hein, 812-988-9901, 1267 E. Old Indiana 46. Harmony Baptist Church, Pastor Greg Brown, 812-988-4750, 3.5 miles east of Stonehead on Bellsville Pike. Pleasant Valley Church (Separate Baptist Association), Pastor David “Harold” Summers, 812-988-2131. 3888 E. Indiana 46, Nashville; 812-350-4205. Sprunica Baptist Church, Pastor Dan Law Jr., 812-988-6456, Sprunica Road. Unity Baptist Church, 3 miles northeast of Bean Blossom on Spearsville Road.

Church of Christ, Preacher Charles Wright, 812-988-7694. Pikes Peak, one mile east of Stonehead.

Church of God Neighborhood Church of God/Anderson, the Rev. Rodney Walker, 317-878-5134. 7440 Sweetwater Trail.

Episcopal St. David’s Episcopal Church, corner of Indiana 135 and 45 in Bean Blossom, the Rev. Don Jones; 812-361-1283 or saintdavidsbeanblossom.org.

Catholic

Inter-denominational

St. Agnes Church, Sr. Eileen Flavin, parish life coordinator, 812988-6995, Father Eric Johnson, sacramental minister, 812-988-

Church of the Lakes, Pastor Bruce Bendinger, 933-2595, 8844 Nineveh Road, Cordry Sweetwater Lakes; www.cotlakes.org. New Life Community Church, Pastor Justin Senesi, 812-988-6543, North Indiana 135, Nashville; www.newlifecc.org.

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Lutheran Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 812-988-8057, Indiana 135, Bean Blossom.

Mennonite Bean Blossom Mennonite Church, Pastor Gary Link, 812-988-7359, Bean Blossom.


Nazarene

Way of Holiness Tabernacle, Independent Full Gospel Church, 812597-5451, 145 Hurdle Road, Morgantown.

Parkview Church of the Nazarene, Pastor David Hayes, 812-9887797, East Indiana 46, Nashville.

Presbyterian

Non-denominational

Brown County Presbyterian Fellowship, the Rev. Scott Seay, 812988-9764, 602 N. Indiana 135, Nashville; www.bcpresby.com.

Bear Creek Church, Pastor Dave Coffey, Bear Creek Church Road off Bear Creek Road, 988-6176. Brown County Community Church, Pastor Ken Smith, 812-9887347, Main Street, Helmsburg. Brown County Vineyard Church, Pastor Darrell Stout, 4528 Old Indiana 46, Gnaw Bone, 988-0547. Duncan Community Church and Christian Center, Andra Smith, 812-988-4677, Yellowwood Road. Faith Full Gospel, Pastor Jim Hoskins, 812-597-5759, 6881 N. Indiana 135, Morgantown. Goshen Community Church, Pastor Barb Wood, 597-0018, Gatesville Road. Grace Church, at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Bean Blossom, 812-988-1465; www.gracechurchbrowncounty.org.

Pentecostal Belmont Chapel, Pastor Lloyd Cheek, 812-834-5508, Belmont. Greasy Creek Pentecostal Church, Pastor Sim Brock, 812-597-5975, Greasy Creek Road.

Salvation Army The Salvation Army of Brown County, Pastor Phil Barrett, 988-7019, 168 S. Jefferson St., Nashville.

United Methodist Christiansburg United Methodist Church, Pastor Teresa Terrell, 812-988-1870 or 812-824-4716, 7372 Christiansburg Road. Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church, Pastor Linda Margison, 812988-9305, 8624 Mount Nebo Road. Nashville United Methodist Church, Pastor Fred Haywood, 812988-4666, Jefferson Street, Nashville; www.nashvilleumc.org. North Salem United Methodist Church, Pastor Daryl Gressel, 812342-9201 or 812-988-2786, 7718 E. Indiana 46.

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Art Colony of the Midwest Anne Ryan Miller Glass Studio 425 N. Johnson St., Features handmade stained glass and metal overlay, lamps and sculpture. Specializing in custom designed stained glass for your home or office since 1976. Member of Hoosier Artist Gallery, 45 S. Jefferson St. Also represented at Ferrer Gallery, 61 W. Main St., second floor, Village Green Building. Studio & Gallery open most days 11 - 4. Call for directions. (812) 9889766; www.AnneRyanMillerGlassStudio.com. Arts Information Center 10 N. Van Buren St., in the Visitors Center. The center offers visitors a comprehensive artist registry, community art calendar, featured artists exhibits, maps and information. Learn about our art history and today’s artists and craftsmen who made Brown County, “The Art Colony of the Midwest.” Barb Brooke Davis 61 W. Main Street, in the Ferrer Gallery, designs and stitches decorative home accessories including wall art, pillows, pin-keeps, and seasonal felted pins using over-dyed vintage wool. The method is textile assemblage or collage, with multiple layers of wool, threads and embellishments creating the original designs. Open most days, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (812) 360-0478 www.barbbrookedavis.com jobardavis@yahoo.com.

Brown County Art Gallery Located just 3 blocks east of the courthouse on Main St., Brown County’s original art gallery, established in 1926, offers works for sale by Gallery Association members, plus consigned old Indiana art. The remodeled exhibition space now includes the Indiana Heritage Arts Gallery featuring many of Indiana’s professional artists. Browse our museum and enjoy works by the early art colony masters. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday, Noon to 5:00 PM. Ample parking and free admission. www.browncountyartgallery.org brncagal@att.net (812) 988-4609. Brown County Art Guild 48 S. Van Buren St., is a wonderful gallery of fine art. It is also home of the Marie Goth collection. Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.; January & February, weekends only; closed Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. www.browncounty.org (812) 988-6185. Brown County Craft Gallery A unique, cooperative gallery featuring the work of more than 30 local and area artisans. Open daily 10-5, except major holidays. 58 E. Main St., Nashville. (812) 988-7058. www.browncountycraftgallery.com Brown County Pottery 58 W. Franklin St., in the historic Antique Alley complex, is the working studio of John and Beth Mills. Their pottery is made right on the premises and only sold there. Come and watch them work.

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Cathy Haggerty Franklin Shoppes, 39 E. Franklin St., Cathy’s Corner is a unique mix of antiques, jewelry, art, and those rare hard-to-find items! Come take a look at our wide variety of items and paintings. Commissions also accepted - portraits, sawblades, landscapes, still-life, etc. Also offering painting classes! Phone: (812) 988-4091. e

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Chris Gustin – Homestead Weaving Studio 6285 Hamilton Creek Road, 2 miles south of Crouch’s Market near Hilltop Christian Camp. Hand-woven “Recycled Rugs,” shawls, throws, clothing, and scarves by Indiana Artisan. Equipment and supplies for weaving, knitting, and spinning. Commissions accepted. Visitors welcomed and “day weaving” classes available. Homestead Weaving Studio is open March through December, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. most days and other times by appointment. For more information, visit www.homesteadweaver.com. Call (812) 988-8622 or e-mail: chris@homesteadweaver.com. Charlene Marsh Studio & Gallery 4013 Lanam Ridge Road, beautiful plein air and studio oil paintings of the Brown County landscape. Award winning paintings in collections throughout the United States and Europe. Visit her studio and gallery at the northern edge of Yellowwood State Forest just five miles from town. Open daily by chance or by appointment. (812) 988-4497. www.CharleneMarsh.com or Char@CharleneMarsh.com. Connie Simmonds of Smashing Designs 61 W. Main St., on the second floor of the Village Green Building, on the right at the top of the stairs, creates one-of-a-kind mosaic art furniture, gifts and treasures from broken glass, china, pottery, gems, buttons, shells and other found objects. Group and individual classes available. Commissions welcomed! Open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (812) 344-5417. Dick Ferrer 61 W. Main St., is on the second level of the Village Green Building.

Dick Ferrer’s fine art studio occupies space in the Ferrer Gallery. View Dick’s award winning impressionistic paintings of local scenes, his popular raven and crow series and tribal art. Open every day 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (812) 988-1994. www.ferrergallery.com dferrer@att.net. Dixie Ferrer 61 W. Main St., is on the second level of the Village Green Building. Dixie Ferrer’s fine art and teaching studio occupies space in the Ferrer Gallery. Dixie paints in oils and is well known for her mixed media works. She applies a combination of varied techniques in 2- and 3-dimensional creations. She also teaches classes to children and adults. Open every day 10 a.m.–5 p.m. www.ferrergallery.com, dferrer@att.net (812) 988-1994. Elizabeth O’Rear Take a scenic drive to beautiful southern Brown County and visit the Elizabeth O’Rear Studio & Gallery located at 8850 State Road 135 South. Elizabeth is a diversified fine artist and you may view numerous works done in oil, acrylic and watercolor. Open most days 10 - 5. For appointment, call (812) 988-1090 or (812) 390-7216. Visit www.elizabethorear.com for more information. Faerie Hollow Studio Artists Cheri and Dallas Platter’s studio is nestled between two hills just five minutes from town. Cheri specializes in Precious metal clays of silver, bronze and copper mixing these pieces with semi precious stones into her own original jewelry designs. Dallas is working with flame and glass creating lampwork beads. Cheri is a certified teacher in PMC/Silver Art Clay, classes available year

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round. Also, wire wrapping and jewelry techniques. For complete info see: www.cheriplatter.com; 1650 Salt Creek Road 2 .5 miles from State Road 46 East. 812-988-8378; studio hours are Tuesday thru Saturday 10 to 5. Hoosier Artist Gallery A cooperative of 25 Indiana artists who operate a gallery in the center of Nashville. Our artists exhibit a variety of mediums and the gallery is open Monday - Saturday, 10-5 p.m. and Sunday 12-5 p.m. The gallery is also open the second Saturday evening of the month for the Nashville Art Walk. (812) 988-6888; 45 S. Jefferson St., Nashville; www.HoosierArtist.net June Bryan Studio 36 Artist Drive, is home to Brown County artist June Bryan. June is a longtime member of the Brown County Art Gallery. She creates traditional Brown County landscapes of local scenes, painted in oil. Visitors are welcome by appointment. You will find her studio just one block north of the Brown County Art Gallery. (812) 988-4262. Mary Jo Limp Gallery 1436 State Road 46 West, is the working studio of artist, Mary Jo Limp. Mary Jo enjoys creating plein air landscapes, town scenes and creates studio paintings of local scenes and still lifes. She works in oil, watercolor, acrylic, and pen & ink. Commissions accepted. Visitors welcome. Open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by appointment. maryjolimp@sbcglobal.net, (812) 988-1948. Sally Baldwin In historical Antique Alley has been keeping America’s weaving tradi-

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tion alive in Brown County since 1984. Owner Sally Baldwin’s love for weaving and other cultures is evident in her studio and retail space. She specializes in rag rugs and clothing using natural, organic and chenille yarns. (812) 988-0340. browncountyweavery@live.com. Children welcome in studio space. Classes in spinning, weaving and basket making. Check us out on facebook. Spears Gallery 5110 State Road 135 South, is the working studio of Larry Spears. Find delightful displays of an abundant selection of decorative and functional pottery, the fine art photography of Kyle Spears. Located just 10 miles from downtown Nashville on scenic State Road 135 South. Open daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (812) 988-1287; www. spearspottery.com; email: spearspottery@sprynet.com. Susan Threehawks of Smashing Designs 61 W. Main St., on the second floor of the Village Green Building, on the right at the top of the stairs, creates one-of-a-kind mosaic art furniture, gifts and treasures from broken glass, china, pottery, gems, buttons, shells and other found objects. Group and individual classes available. Commissions welcomed! Open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (812) 344-5417. T. C. Steele State Historic Site 4220 T.C. Steele Road off of State Road 46 West in Brown County. Open from early spring to late fall. Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. & Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m. Closed Mondays & most holidays. Open July 4th & Labor Day. For info, call (812) 988-2785. Through the Looking Glass In historical Antique Alley does etched artwork in glass, custom redwood signs on order, and custom stone engraving. See craftsmen, Mary Ann Whitaker and Tommy Thompson, at work. (812) 988-1724. Waldron Gallery of Brown County Now located in the Main Street Shoppes complex on Old School Way. Called “a prize find” by the Chicago Tribune, the unique gallery/studio features original paintings by Wayne Waldron and fine art photography by Peggy Waldron – both nationally recognized artists who maintain an impressive award-winning presence in the art world.  The gallery is distinguished by Morgan & Chase’s book, Treasures of Indiana, as  “a true Indiana treasure, inspiring a sense of awe at the sheer beauty of creation.” See stunning atmospheric woodland oil landscapes, fine art photography, watercolors, miniature paintings, and the Songbirds of Brown County Collection.  Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  (812) 988-1844; www.waldrongallery.com.

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Antiques & Collectibles Brown County Antique Mall, primitives, furniture, shabby chic, jewelry, toys, kitchie, vintage clothes, linens, “man”tiques (lures, knives, artifacts) 3288 State Road 46 East, 3 miles east of Nashville. 812-988-1025. www.bcantique.com.

The Holly Shop, where every day is Christmas! You will find Dept. 56, Byers Choice Carolers, and personalized ornaments. They have over 10,000 ornaments. Located at the corner of Van Buren and Mound streets. (812) 988-4453.

Carol’s Fine Gifts & Collectibles, Artists Colony Shops, find many of your favorite collectibles: Boyd’s Bears, Jim Shore Originals, Lori Mitchell Folk Art, Lilliput Lane Cottages, Painted Ponies, Horse of a Different Color, Pipka Santas, Possible Dreams Santas, Precious Moments, Ne’Qwa Arts, Snowbabies, Williraye, and Wizard of Oz. Locally handcrafted items include: painted ornaments by Jessie Vandenberg and pottery by Fox Run of Brown County. (812) 988-6388; (800) 345-6388; www.carolscrafts.com.

The Vintage Rose, We would like to welcome you to come by our shop for a visit on your next trip to Brown County.  Come upstairs and you will find fabulous treasures for decorating your home, accessorizing your wardrobe or serving tea.  Whether your style is Cottage, Romantic, Shabby Chic, Victorian, Paris Chic or Country French, we will have a treasure for you.  The Vintage Rose also carries unique one of a kind “salvaged treasures”; items we stumbled upon that needed a little TLC and were given a new birth! These diamonds in the rough include hand-painted or distressed furniture, chandeliers, shelves and garden décor.   Open year round. We are located at 36 E Franklin St., in the back of Franklin Square, across from Cornerstone Inn, in the heart of the Arts and Crafts community of Nashville. (812) 988-7283

Cathy’s Corner, 39 E. Franklin St., Cathy’s Corner is a unique mix of antiques, jewelry, art, and those rare hard to find items! Come take a look at our wide variety of items and paintings. Painting classes by appointment! Phone: (812) 988-4091. Coin Shop, 145 N. Van Buren St., can locate hard-to-find coins and currency. (812) 988-0587. E-mail: nvillecoins@aol.com. Flower & Herb Barn & Nursery, 5171 Bean Blossom Road, offers unusual plants, herbs, perennials, vines, flowering shrubs & trees, soils, mulches, garden art, antiques, birdhouses and they offer complete landscape design and installation services. Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily from spring until frost. (812) 988-7232. Michael’s Flowers & Antiques, 31 N. Jefferson St., carries flowers, fresh arrangements, garden items, stained glass, braided rugs, unusual lighting, candles, quilts, garden furniture, birdhouses, antiques, wind chimes and more. Open year around from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. every day. (812) 988-7758.

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There’s nothing wrong with a little wining By Tom Lotshaw

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or close to a century, Brown County has been known as an arts colony — a rural haven for painters, potters, jewelers, sculptors and other artisans to connect with nature and draw on it for inspiration. Over the past three decades, winemakers have been giving people an equally artistic reason to visit the area. “There were nine wineries in Indiana back when we went into business in 1986,” said Cynthia Schrodt, who owns and operates Brown County Winery in Gnaw Bone with her husband, David. “Now there are 55 wineries that are licensed, and we heard last week there’s maybe a couple more opening this month and 10 more by the end of the summer,” she said. Brown County Winery will celebrate 25 years in business with a special oneday party in the works for Saturday, July 30. The award-winning winery has grown from a one-man operation in a home garage into a full-fledged winery that makes about 35,000 gallons of wine a year. The business also maintains a retail outlet in downtown Nashville. Brown County Winery’s impressive growth tracks a statewide trend of more and more people starting wineries and finding success. “There’s a handful that are our size or bigger. Then there’s a ton that are quite small,” said David Schrodt. Schrodt got his start in 1982 as a vineyard manager and winemaker at Oliver Winery in Bloomington, the state’s oldest and largest winery. “When we started in the 1980s, nobody took Midwestern wines seriously. It was a really hard sell, no matter what the wine quality was. I think the wines are much better received now,” he said. Nashville’s other wine outlet, Chateau Thomas Winery, likewise has grown over the past three decades. “We make 40 to 50 different kinds of wines a year. You might say I’ve

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never met a grape I didn’t like,” said Dr. Charles Thomas. Thomas founded the winery in 1984 in the south side of Indianapolis, opening a satellite retail outlet in Nashville in the 1990s. “There are just a lot more people out there who have always wanted to do something artistically, and have decided to do it. A significant percentage of them have made their money in other fields and taken that money and started a winery,” Thomas said. “You see the same thing in California. There are all kinds of oil men and doctors and so on who have retired and started a winery. It’s not only the draw and romance of having a winery, it’s the challenge of trying to make a profit.” Given the area’s natural charm and slower pace of life, Thomas said he’s surprised there aren’t more wineries in Brown County. “Brown County and Nashville in particular are places where there’s a lot of charm and romance, nostalgia, and people wanting to go down and enjoy something and not worry about the cares of the world,” he said. But every year in April, the county does get a lot more wineries visiting for the Indiana Wine Fair in Story, about 13 miles south of Nashville. This year was the ninth year for the festival — now the largest event in the state featuring only Indiana wines. “If there is a center of the Indiana wine region, it would be right where we are,” said Rick Hofstetter, owner of

the Story Inn and founder of the Indiana Wine Fair. He dreamed up the festival about 10 years ago, over a glass of wine. “About 70 percent of the wineries in the state are within 50 miles of Story, all the way down to Madison, as the crow flies. You end up with a region that has probably 28 or so wineries,” Hofstetter said. The festival draws wineries from all over the state. Last year close to 5,000 people came out to sample and buy wines. “Our rooms are booked through 2013,” Hofstetter said. The local wineries are operating at the top of their game, he said. “They’re making world-class wines. They’re truly good wineries. I don’t think California has a big edge over us. They used to, but not anymore.” And for the rest of the year, all of the

surrounding wineries are easily accessible along the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail. The 110-mile trail includes Oliver Winery and Butler Winery in Bloomington; Brown County Winery; Carousel Winery in Bedford; French Lick Winery in West Baden Springs; Winzerwald Winery in Bristow; Turtle Run Winery in Corydon; Huber’s Orchard, Winery & Vineyards in Starlight; and Best Vineyards in Elizabeth. With so much to offer and so much surrounding it, Brown County makes a perfect destination for the wine lover. “It’s a wonderful, bright future, and it’s just beginning,” Hofstetter said. Tom Lotshaw is a reporter for the Brown County Democrat, the county’s only newspaper and publisher of the Brown County Almanack. Brown County Winery 4520 State Road 46 East 812-988-6144 Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.browncountywinery.com Nashville Tasting Room: Corner of Main Street and Old School Way Chateau Thomas Winery 225 S. Van Buren St. 812-988-8500 Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sun. 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Live music every Fri. & Sat. night. www.chateauthomas.com Indiana Uplands Wine Trail www.indianauplands.com

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Handmade In Brown County Babies, Toddlers, & More, is Nashville’s only baby and toddler shop. Owner Liz Grubbs and her mother hand-crochet and embroider many unique items. Check out their new personalized children’s CDs and DVDs. Located at 125 S. Van Buren St. in The Artists Colony Shops. (812) 988-2300. Web site: www.babiestoddlersandmore.net. Brown County Pottery, in historical Antique Alley makes pottery right in their shop. John and Beth Mills invite you to stop by and watch them work. See real Brown County craftsmen at work. Brown County Weavery/Roots, in historical Antique Alley has been keeping America’s weaving tradition alive in Brown County since 1984. Owner Sally Baldwin’s love for weaving and other cultures is evident in her studio and retail space. She specializes in rag rugs and clothing using natural, organic and chenille yarns. (812) 988-0340. browncountyweavery@live.com. Children welcome in studio space. Classes in spinning, weaving and basket making. Check us out on Facebook. Carol’s Fine Gifts & Collectibles, Artists Colony Shops, find many of your favorite collectibles: Boyd’s Bears, Jim Shore Originals, Lori Mitchell Folk Art, Lilliput Lane Cottages, Painted Ponies, Horse of a Different Color, Pipka Santas, Possible Dreams Santas, Precious Moments, Ne’Qwa Arts, Snowbabies, Williraye, and Wizard

of Oz. Locally handcrafted items include: painted ornaments by Jessie Vandenberg and pottery by Fox Run of Brown County. (812) 988-6388; (800) 345-6388; www.carolscrafts.com. Cathy’s Corner, 39 E. Franklin St., Cathy’s Corner is a unique mix of antiques, jewelry, art, and those rare hard to find items! Come take a look at our wide variety of items and paintings. Painting classes by appointment. Phone: (812) 988-4091. For Bare Feet and For Bare Feet Too, offer socks made at their Brown County factory. Visit both their shops at Antique Alley Complex and on Main Street across from Hob Nob Restaurant. Website: www.fbforiginals.com. Grasshopper Flats Jewelers, is located 150 S. Van Buren St. in the Back to Back complex. Owner/designer/jeweler, Doug Stoffer, has been creating fine jewelry for over 30 years. He offers fine diamonds, opals, gemstones and Austrian lead crystal. (812) 9884037. K. Bellum Leather, Fine leather goods. Many items made by Brown County craftsmen. Handbags, belts, hats, accessories, shoes, slippers, moccasins and more. Leather tools, dyes and supplies. 92 W. Franklin, Antique Alley, (812) 988-4513, www.kbellum.com.

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Peter Grant’s, is one of Nashville’s premier home furnishing stores. Located at 100 E. Main St. They carry fine home furnishings, mission style furniture, cherry furniture, pottery, glass, and copper, many created by Indiana artisans. (812) 988-7270. Sheepstreet Fibers, is located 2.5 miles west of Morgantown on Indiana 252, just a short drive from Nashville. It has its own source of wool to spin into yarn, with a number of alpacas and shetland sheep. There is raving for spinners and yarns, fleeces, books, spinning wheels and looms. (812) 597-KNIT. www.sheepstreet.com. The Crow’s Nest, S. Van Buren St. in Possum Trot Square, carries Burt’s Bees skincare, gifts for the hunter, fireman & police gifts, garden accents, fountains, holiday items, military gifts, scarves, jewelry, candle-lights and bulbs and unique home accessories. (812) 988-1075. The Totem Post, 78 S. Van Buren St., was opened in 1952 by Bill & Marielle Jockey. Then they did custom leatherwork and carried handmade American Indian jewelry and foreign crafts. Today, our merchandise has expanded, but the atmosphere is the same. Many people bring their grandchildren to visit the shop they remember from childhood. Open daily – except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. www.thetotempost.com (812) 988-2511. The Trilogy Gallery, located at 120 E. Main St., carries metal artwork, pottery, stained glass, mission style furniture and cherry furniture. Many created by Indiana artisans. (812) 988-4030.

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The Vintage Rose, We would like to welcome you to come by our shop for a visit on your next trip to Brown County.  Come upstairs and you will find fabulous treasures for decorating your home, accessorizing your wardrobe or serving tea.  Whether your style is Cottage, Romantic, Shabby Chic, Victorian, Paris Chic or Country French, we will have a treasure for you.  The Vintage Rose also carries unique one of a kind “salvaged treasures”; items stumbled upon that needed a little TLC and were given a new birth! These diamonds in the rough include hand-painted or distressed furniture, chandeliers, shelves and garden décor.   Open year round. We are located at 36 E Franklin St., in the back of Franklin Square, across from Cornerstone Inn, in the heart of the Arts and Crafts community of Nashville. 812-988-7283. Through the Looking Glass, in historical Antique Alley, does etched artwork in glass, custom redwood signs on order, and custom stone engraving. See craftsmen, Mary Ann Whitaker and Tommy Thompson, at work. (812) 988-1724. Touch of Silver, Gold & Old, Albert Drake Jr. creates contemporary jewelry and buys and sells estate, antique silver and gold jewelry. (812) 988-6990.

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Local Services Brown County Almanack Visitors Guide, The premier visitor’s guide since 1973, features sightseeing, unique shopping, dining establishments, entertainment venues, outdoor recreation and more. Published quarterly by the Brown County Democrat, Brown County’s only newspaper. Visit us online at www.bcdemocrat. com. 147 E. Main St., P.O. Box 277, Nashville, IN 47448 – (812) 9882221; ads@bcdemocrat.com. Brown County Visitors Center, located in the center of downtown Nashville, at the corner of Van Buren and Main streets. Stop by for all the information you need on Brown County and ask about their Valued Visitors program. May purchase tickets to many local events at the Center. Open 7 days a week. (812) 988-7303 or (800) 313-4686, info@browncounty.com or www.browncounty.com. Cobblestone Log Homes’ team of experts will partner with you whether you want to order materials and do-it-yourself, or whether you want them to hand you the keys to a completed home. (812) 829-1186, www.cobblestoneloghomes.com. Ethereal Village Salon & Spa, featured services in the salon & spa include complete hair services, pedicures, nail treatments, waxing, organic facials, facial treatments, body scrubs and wraps. Additional pampering services include tanning, healing hydra therapy soaks and the welcoming detoxifying sauna. Please visit

our menu for an array of our services. Open daily 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., (812) 720-9009 or (317) 828-2065, 211 S. Van Buren St. (SR 135, above Circle K) Nashville, www.etherealvillage.com. Hills O’Brown Vacation Rentals is a full-service vacation rental company specializing in vacation accommodations with a wide variety of log cabins, vacation homes, guest houses and downtown units in Brown, Monroe and Bartholomew counties. 4118 East State Road 46 near Gnaw Bone. Office hours are Mon. - Sat. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (812) 988-6429. www.browncountylogcabins.com. Hills O’Brown Realty, Inc. Property sales and management; Brown County’s number 1 full service real estate company specializing in residential, vacant land, lots and commercial property in Brown County. 812-988-2227 (ext 228 for rentals) www.browncountyhomes.com. McDonald’s Shopworth, The oldest family owned-business in Brown County, began in 1891, when Kess McDonald purchased a small building at the intersection of State Roads 135 and 45 in Bean Blossom. The longtime grocery market has been passed down through five generations. 5028 N. State Road 135 in Bean Blossom (812) 988-4629. Mike Nickels Log Homes, 3497 N. Clay Lick Road, building fine log homes for over 40 years. (812) 988-2689.

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Entertainment Abe Martin Lodge, in Brown County State Park, now has a 12,000 square-foot water park. It is available to hotel guests only. (812) 988-4418. Bill Monroe Memorial Music Park & Campground, 5163 State Road 135 North, is home to the oldest, continuous running bluegrass festival in the world. Visit the Bluegrass Hall of Fame & Country Star Museum and on weekends shop at the Bean Blossom Flea Market. Brown County State Park, Indiana’s largest state park, offers camping, hiking trails, mountain bike trails, horse trails, Saddle Barn, Nature Center, picnicking, swimming pool, fishing, tennis, and playgrounds. Open year-round. (812) 988-6406. Web site: www. IN.gov/dnr/parklake. Brown County Winery, has been making award winning wines for 21 years. Their tasting room is located at corner of Main Street and Old School Way. Don’t forget to stop by their winery and tasting room in downtown Gnaw Bone, 4520 E. State Road 46. Enjoy a tour of the winery. (812) 988-6144 or (888) 298-2984. Web site: www.browncountywinery.com. Open Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., year-round. The Palace Theatre New shows! March - December 2011, (812)9882101 or (800)304-8588 www.palacetheatreobc.com. Chateau Thomas Wine Bar, Stop on by to sit, swirl and savor a glass of our award-winning vinifera wines. Well-known musicians, local and otherwise, perform all styles of music every Friday and Saturday night from 7-10 p.m. You’ll find gourmet foods, cheese plates and gift items, as well as a friendly, knowledgeable staff to assist you. Step upstairs to the loft and enjoy your wine amid the Native American art in the John Elmore Gallery or why not try out the game boards. Checkers anyone? Weather permitting, grab a spot on the covered patio near the fireplace – the best sittin’ in town, guaranteed. Chateau Thomas is a perfect stop for groups. Group tastings can be arranged in advance. 225 S. Van Buren St., (Coachlight Square).  (812) 988-8500 or toll free at  (888)-7619463. www.chateauthomas.com/locations/nashville/. Copperhead Mining Company, 79 N. Van Buren St., in the Iris Garden Complex. Enjoy panning for gems, fossils, and arrowheads. Bags range from $6-11. Fun for the whole family. For Bare Feet Factory Tours, see an operating factory in action. From cones of yarn to the finished socks, you will see each of the steps it takes to make each pair. (812) 988-2067. Web site: www. fbforiginals.com. Kidscommons Children’s Museum, Columbus’ community children’s museum, in downtown Columbus, offers families with toddlers to early teens a vibrant, safe setting where they can explore together three floors of hands-on learning and fun.  Spend time in the Childhood Garden, scamper up our 17-foot-tall climbing wall, or hang out in the bubble room, where you can stand inside a body 26 Brown County Almanack Visitors Guide • Summer 2011

bubble. Don’t miss museum favorites ExploraHouse, home of our world famous giant toilet, and Kids on the Move, our healthy lifestyles exhibit. Hours: Tues – Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sun. 1-5 p.m. Open Monday mid June through mid August. 309 Washington St., Columbus, IN (812) 378-3046; www.kidscommons.org.  Find us on Facebook. Melchior Marionette Theatre, west side of South Van Buren Street. Seasonal shows. Call 800-849-4853 for ticket information or visit www.melchiormarionettes.com. Mike’s Music & Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West, offers country music and dancing. Beer, wine and food available. No smoking. Friday and Saturday shows: 7 - 11 p.m. (812) 988-8636. Web site: www.thedancebarn.com. Pioneer Village Museum, east of courthouse. Step back into the 19th century. Open weekends and holidays, May - October, from 1 - 5 p.m. (812) 988-6089. Rawhide Ranch, 1292 State Road 135 South, offers 45-minute guided horseback rides daily on 56 acres of wooded trails bordering Brown County State Park. It also offers teambuilding, ziplining and low ropes facilitated by Team Effect. Call (812) 988-0085 or (888) 94-RANCH, or visit www.rawhideranchusa.com for more information. Red Barn Jamboree and R.V. Camp, 71 Parkview Road, hosts a smorgasbord of entertainment. Call (812) 988-2429 for more information. Web site: www.redbarn-jamboree-rv-park.com. Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East, offers an 18-hole championship golf course, two on-site golf pros who are available for private & group instruction. Enjoy other on-site amenities such as The Brown County Steak & Seafood Company, The Overlook Lodge, 19th Hole Sports Bar & Grille, and a fully stocked Pro Shop. saltcreekgolf.com, (812) 988-7888. Schooner Valley Stables, 2282 State Road 46 West, offers guided trail rides. (812) 988-2859. Web site: www.schoonervalleystables. homestead.com. WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology, Rated one of the nation’s top 25 hands-on science centers, WonderLab puts visitors in touch with the wonder and excitement of science! Popular experiences include the two-story grapevine maze, the kinetic contraption, the Bubble-Airium, and close encounters with live animals. A special area provides science adventures for very young children. WonderLab is on the B-Line Trail in the downtown arts district. Open: Tues – Sat 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sun 1 – 5 p.m. 308 W. Fourth Street, Bloomington, IN (812) 337-1337; www.wonderlab.org. Find us on Facebook. Yellowwood State Forest, 772 Yellowwood Lake Road, has a 133acre lake, primitive campgrounds, rowboat rental, hiking, hunting, fishing, bridle trails. (812) 988-7945. Web site: www.in.gov/ dnr/forestry.


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Gifts of Beauty By Megan O’Bryan

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t the T.C. Steele State Historic Site, two of Brown County’s most valuable assets come together: nature and art. Nestled in 211 acres of Brown County landscape, the former homestead of famed Indiana artist T.C. Steele and his wife Selma offers visitors a window to the beginnings of Brown County’s arts tradition. The Steeles bought the property in 1907. There, they constructed their home, The House of the Singing Winds. A year later, additions doubled the size of the house. Over time, a pair of studio buildings, a garage, guest cottages and other outbuildings – including a small number of remote painting shacks – joined the original home on the property. The couple surrounded the house with elaborate gardens, planted trees and developed trails that remain in place today. Even before it became a state property, the Steeles’ homestead was a popular draw for visitors hoping to meet Steele or experience the vistas showcased in his art. Selma kept the property open to visitors after her husband’s death in 1926. Shortly before her own death in 1945, she donated the estate and a number of artifacts and paintings to the state, with the intent that it become a place of education and enjoyment for the public. Today, visitors can take guided tours of The House of the Singing Winds and

the Steeles’ Large Studio. They offer not only the opportunity to experience Steele’s work, but a taste of Indiana’s art history and a view of the life the couple led there. Guests are welcome to wander the gardens and follow five hiking trails across the property. Many of the vistas portrayed in Steele’s art are still recognizable today. Outside of regular tours, special programs and seasonal events are hosted at the site throughout the year. Additionally, the 92-acre Selma Steele Nature Preserve gives guests an opportunity to view rare and endangered plant species.

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Megan O’Bryan is a reporter for the Brown County Democrat, the county’s only newspaper and publisher of the Brown County Democrat.

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T.C. Steele State Historic Site is at 4220 T.C. Steele Road, 1.5 miles south of Belmont off State Road 46 — nine miles west of Nashville and 10 miles east of Bloomington. It is open year-round, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, and Sundays from 1-5 p.m. It is closed Mondays. Admission is $3.50/adults, $3/seniors 55 and older, $2/children ages 5-12 and free for children age 4 and younger. Indiana State Museum members and Friends of T.C. Steele are admit-

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ted for free and receive a 10 percent discount in the gift shop. The park does offer group tours, which cost $3 per adult and $1.50 per child. School tours are $1 per person. For more information, call (812) 9882785, or e-mail tcsteelehs@dnr.in.gov. “Arts and Crafts Moments: Simplicity in Design” is in its second rotation, which features pieces from the Indiana State Museum collection that represent the Arts & Crafts Movement. These include pottery, furniture, fine art, graphic arts and textiles. This rotation runs through Nov. 1, and standard tour prices apply. In addition to daily activities, T.C. Steele State Historic site hosts a number of special workshops and events. This summer, guests can attend the following sessions: How Music Affects Your Art When: May 28, 10:30 a.m. to noon About: Young artists can discover how the music they listen to can influence their artistic expression. Lessons taught by Cheryl Kaldahl will address the meaning behind the color selection, design and subject matter that artists create while listening to different genres of music. Kaldahl is an artist and musician who works in watercolor, acrylic and oil. She will be Artist in Residence at T.C. Steele until


Admission is $3 per person.

May 28. This workshop is for youth only and registration is required. Cost is $15 per person. What is Your Point of View? When: June 4-5, 2-4 p.m. About: Weekend writing workshop with Alexander Weinstein on point of view. The first session will focus on first- and third-person points of view. The second session will focus on second- and fourth-person points of view. Registration is required. Cost is $15 per person, per session. Sunday at Home When: June 19, July 17 and Aug. 21; 1-5 p.m. About: Interpreters in early 20th-century period costume lead special tour and programs. Families are encouraged to participate in “old-fashioned” games, music and activities. Activities will include a “behind the scenes” tour.

Introduction to Plein Air Oil Painting When: June 2223, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and June 24, 9 a.m. to noon About: Through Experience the Arts in Brown County, this workshop is presented by Indiana artists Chris Newlund and Thom Robinson. Registration is required, and class fees do apply. Space is limited. For more information or to register, visit www.experiencebrowncounty.com. Studio and Garden Tour When: June 24-25, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and June 26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. About: Guests can watch a visiting artist at work. Painting in Plein Air … or Not When: June 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. About: Artist Lawrence Rudolech presents this workshop through Experience the Arts in Brown County. The workshop is free, though registration is required. Space is limited. For more information, or to register, visit www.experiencebrowncounty.com. Indigo and Shibori When: June 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. About: Daren Redman will lead a

workshop on indigo dyeing using traditional Shibori dyeing techniques. Registration is required; space is limited. For more information, or to register, visit www.experiencebrowncounty.com. Plein Air Quilting When: June 30 through July 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. About: Daren Redman will teach participants how to create a plein air piece using textile paints and fabric markers, then assemble it into a collage or a machine-pieced wall hanging. Registration is required; space is limited. For more information, or to register, visit www.experiencebrowncounty.com. Camp Steele When: July 8, 15, 22 and 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. About: Campers will discover T.C. Steele, his life and his work by participating in art activities, exploring the grounds, the studio and house. Camp Steele is for students in the fourth through seventh grades, and costs $60 for all four days or $20 a day. Arts & Crafts Furniture: Then and Now When: Aug. 6, 10 a.m. About: Furniture maker Nancy Hiller discusses English and American Arts & Crafts furniture. Participants will learn how the Arts & Crafts Movement has relevance today. Admission is $5 per person.

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Lodging 1875 Homestead Bed & Breakfast, is a charming country Victorian home built in the late 1800s. They invite you to step back in time and relax from the hustle-bustle and crowds of the village. Enjoy a scrumptious home-cooked country breakfast with richly brewed coffee or select teas. Complimentary soft drinks and homemade cookies are available each afternoon and evening. (812) 988-0853 homestead1875@aol.com. Abe Martin Lodge & Cabins, Brown County State Park, offers 160 rooms/cabins, 12,000-square-foot indoor aquatic center, a full service restaurant, game room, cable, hiking trails & beautiful vistas. The lodge was built in 1932 of hand hewn native stone and oak timbers cut in the park. The main lodge has two spacious and comfortable lobbies with two fireplaces. (812) 988-4418; abemartinlodge@dnr.state.in.us. Allison House, located at 90 S. Jefferson St., has five guest rooms each with a private bath, and the manager serves a full hot breakfast each morning. They are within easy walking distance of all downtown attractions and offer free parking for their guests. For more information, call (812) 988-0814, e-mail: timobryan@ allisonhouseinn.net, or visit www.allisonhouseinn.net. Artists Colony Inn, corner of Franklin & Van Buren Streets, offers 23 overnight rooms with three executive whirlpool suites. The establishment is a quaint 19th century-style inn. The inn features a full-service restaurant, spacious banquet and conference facility specializing in meetings, receptions, and reunions. Carriage rides outside our door. (812) 988-0600 (800) 737-0255 www.artistscolonyinn.com. The Brick Lodge, is just a mile north of Nashville on State Road 135 North. Enjoy 2 bedrooms with 2 baths, game room with pool table, cable TV, gas fireplace, outdoor hot tub, gas grill and full equipped kitchen. Accommodates 8 people. (812) 988-8400 or (800) 848-6274. www.bricklodge.com. Brown County Inn, 51 E. State Road 46, invites you to relax and feel a touch of Indiana’s past. The rustic inn offers 99 guest rooms, and two suites, complete with queen or king size beds to make your stay a comfortable one. Every guest room has a walk-out

covered porch or covered balcony, coffee maker, hair dryer, 25” TV with game ports, rockers and phone with data port. Enjoy the large covered pool year-round. Playground, miniature golf, tennis courts also available. www.browncountyinn.com (812) 988-2291 or (877) 772-5249. Camp Palawopec Lodge & Retreat Area, 3497 Clay Lick Road. Camp log cabin lodge sleeps 30 guests and outdoor cabins can accommodate 70 guests. Enjoy 300 acres of woods, trails, 4 acre lake, canoes, kayaks, beach, campfire areas, basketball court, ultimate frisbee, soccer field, horseshoes, volleyball area, mountain bike trails, indoor meeting and dining area. Kitchen facilities. Open year-round. (812) 988-2689. www.camppalawopec.com. Comfort Inn, is located a quarter mile from downtown Nashville, at 75 W. Chestnut St.. This hotel is a Platinum Award Winner and has newly renovated spacious rooms. Complimentary breakfast, fitness room, high speed Internet, cable TV and indoor pool. Discount tickets to The Palace Theatre. AAA discounts and special package rates. (812) 988-6118. www.choicehotels.com. Cornerstone Inn & Suites, Downtown Nashville at 54 E. Franklin St., where relaxation flows with a restorative rhythm. Come away, shop awhile, return to the Cornerstone Inn private dining area and delight in conversation while indulging in our complimentary signature treats and desserts, retire to your individually appointed guest room, recapture treasured moments. Top off your getaway with our abundant, complimentary, breakfast buffet and head back to your world rested, refreshed and resolved to return. 37 exemplary guest rooms, balconies, whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, meeting facilities, exceptional service & value. View all rooms, rates & specials at www.CornerstoneInn.com. Cozy Bear Log Cabin, State Road 46 West, can accommodate six guests with three bedrooms (queen beds). The upper level of this cabin has 2 bedrooms, a full bath (whirlpool tub) and a pool table. The living room has a gas log fireplace. The television has a full satellite package and VCR/DVD player. On this level you will also find one bedroom and one bath with whirlpool tub. There is a screened porch with a relaxing hot tub for your enjoyment. (812) 829-1186. www.cobblestoneloghomes.com.

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Green Valley Lodge, 692 W. State Road 46, is a wonderful place to stay. Enjoy individually appointed rooms and grounds that are neat and squeaky clean in a safe, quiet setting. The lodge offers king size beds in their Royal Spa Hot Tub Suites and 2 double beds or 1 queen in their cozy overnight rooms. Ask about weeknight discounts. Now offering wireless Internet. (812) 988-0231. www.greenvalleylodge.com. Hidden Valley Inn, 201 N. Van Buren St., is a charming hotel. Walk to shops, restaurants, theaters, galleries and activities. Each suite features a kitchen and dining area, living room. (812) 988-9000 or (877) 988-9099. Hills O’Brown Vacation Rentals is a full-service vacation rental company specializing in vacation accommodations with a wide variety of log cabins, vacation homes, guest houses and downtown units in Brown, Monroe and Bartholomew counties. 4118 East State Road 46 near Gnaw Bone. Office hours are Mon. - Sat. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (812) 988-6429. www.browncountylogcabins.com. Hilltop Cabin & Luxury Suites have a fireplace, whirlpool tub, pool table, big screen TV, full kitchen, and a view that will take your breath away. Options range from a one-bedroom cabin with fireplace, to suites with full kitchens, (seasonal) gas log fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, pool table, big screen TV and private decks. Every suite and cabin has a VCR and DVD player. We provide VHS movies for your enjoyment. Charcoal grills, a picnic table and firepit are available for use by all guests. Absorb the peaceful tranquility of Brown County only 3.5 miles from downtown Nashville. (812) 9880984. www.browncountycabins.com.

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Rawhide Ranch, State Road 135 South, is bordered on two sides by Brown County State Park. Come enjoy Old West lodging at its finest. Enjoy nightly campfires and hayrides. Horseback riding available. (812) 988-0085 www.rawhideranchusa.com. Red Bud Inn, State Road 46 West. Newly decorated rooms feature hardwood floors, fresh line-dried linens, charming country décor and friendly service. (812) 988-1661. Rustic Elegance, State Road 46 West, newly constructed 4-bedroom log home on 4 acres with a panoramic view to the south and beautiful wooded views in every other direction! Decks and/ or porches all around. The fully equipped kitchen is a chef’s dream. The master bedroom with a king bed has a master bath with a Jacuzzi tub large enough for two. There is a 1/2 bath for the guests. Sunroom overlooking the woods. Upstairs is two bedrooms with king beds. Each bedroom has its own bathroom. Downstairs is a family room with a pool table and another full bath. (812) 829-1186. www.cobblestoneloghomes.com. Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 E. State Road 46, offers 32 twobedroom fully furnished condos for overnight lodging. Each unit

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has one king and one full size bedroom with private baths, family room with fireplace, stocked kitchen and balcony or private deck. Enjoy the outdoor pool, hot tub, restaurant, snack restaurant, 18hole championship golf course, pro shop and banquet facility. www.saltcreekgolf.com (812) 988-7888. The Antique Cabin, The Garden Cabin, The Kelly Reed Cabin and The Pines Cabin, Clay Lick Road. Individual fully furnished log cabins that sleep 2 - 8 guests each. Complete kitchens, very cozy, old time claw foot tubs, decorated with antiques and garden treasures. Secluded, woodsy settings. Some with fireplaces, lofts or decks. Access to 4-acre lake, hiking trails, canoes, and kayaks. Ten minutes to Nashville. (812) 988-2689. www.browncountylodging. com. The North House, 194 N. Van Buren St., offers three bedrooms featuring two king-sized beds, one queen-sized bed and a queen sleeper sofa, as well as private parking (a luxury in Nashville) and a privacy fence around the rear deck (grill provided) and hot tub, www.northhousegetaway.com (812) 988-8400. The Seasons Lodge and Conference Center, 560 E. State Road 46, is perched on top of one of Brown County’s softly rolling hills. Enjoy this full service hotel with dining room, lounge, and enclosed pool. www.seasonslodge.com (812) 988-2284 or (800) 365-7327.

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manager’s reception, high speed Internet, and business center, fitness room, guest laundry, cable TV and indoor pool. (812) 5265100. www.hamptoninn.com. Hampton Inn, 247 N. Sandy Creek Drive, Seymour. This hotel is conveniently located near Shoppes at Seymour and a variety of eateries. It is a Lighthouse Award winner. Suites with whirlpool and kitchenettes available. Complimentary hot and cold breakfast, manager’s reception, high speed Internet, business center, guest laundry, cable TV and indoor pool. (812) 523-2409. www.hamptoninn.com. Hilton Garden Inn, this luxurious hotel offers 125 guest rooms, 2700 square feet of meeting space, indoor pool with whirlpool, complimentary high speed Internet. The Great American Grill & Lounge serves breakfast and dinner daily. Adjacent to Edinburgh Premium Outlets. 812-526-8600. www.hiltongardeninn.com Holiday Inn Express, 111711 U.S. 31, Edinburgh, adjacent to Edinburgh Premium Outlets. Newly renovated, spacious rooms and suites with whirlpools and kitchenettes. Complimentary hot and cold breakfast, manager’s reception, high speed Internet, business center, fitness room, guest laundry, cable TV and indoor pool. (812) 526-9899. www.holidayinn.com. Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 249 N. Sandy Creek Drive, Seymour. This new hotel offers a variety of suites with whirlpool and fireplace or kitchenettes. All rooms have cable TV, microwaves and refrigerators. Complimentary hot and cold breakfast, manager’s reception, high speed Internet, business center, fitness center, indoor pool and whirlpool spa. (812) 522-1200. www.holidayinn.com.

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Morgantown is a quaint charmer. Spend the day with us and you’ll be sure to find your special treasure. Our many specialty shops have a wonderful selection of goods, including; clocks, primitives, dolls, Boyds Bears, candles, fabrics, Indian artifacts, quilts, knives, grandma's china, a home or garden accent, floral bouquets and much more. Family operated restaurants still serve true down home cooking, and you can often find community hosted events with lots of fun for the whole family. So come visit us where you will always hear… “glad to meet you, please come again”! Sewing, Quilting, Hand Embroidery Classes Long Arm Quilting Available We’d love to design a special project exclusively for your group! Large selection of fabrics, supplies & stencils

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Conferences, Retreats & Reunions Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park, is perfect for your next conference, meeting, wedding or retreat. They have meeting rooms, conference facilities and private dining areas available for your next reception, banquet, conference and reunion. Seating capacity ranges from 10 to 400. The banquet department caters private meals, snacks and breaks. They can also cater a barbeque or meal function at one of the park shelter houses for groups of 50 or more. For smaller picnic groups, they can prepare box lunches. www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/inna/abe/index.html (812) 988-4418. Artists Colony Inn, corner of Franklin and Van Buren streets, is a romantic 19th century style inn offering an elegant banquet room for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners or wedding receptions with 20 charming guest rooms and 3 executive whirlpool suites. Special menu selections served plated or buffet style. Also offers meeting space for up to 80 people. Specializing in small meetings with 2 meeting rooms that accommodate 10-50 people. Complete audio visual equipment and high-speed Internet access. (812) 988-0600. www.artistscolonyinn.com. Brown County Inn, 51 E. State Road 46, offers meeting facilities that capture all the charm and atmosphere of days gone by, surrounded with serenity, graciousness, and spectacular natural beauty. Their accommodations provide the technology and equipment necessary to put on truly efficient, effective meetings and presentations. The Brown County Inn offers flexible meeting facilities that can be customized to your requirements. Can accommodate 250 people. Brown County Inn’s support staff can help make your dream wedding come true. Choose from plated or buffet menus, hors d’oeuvres, and cash or host bars. Also available for bridal showers, luncheons, rehearsal dinners and weddings. www.browncountyinn.com; (812) 988-2291 or (877) 772-5249. Camp Palawopec Lodge & Retreat Area, 3497 Clay Lick Road. Camp log cabin lodge sleeps 30 guests and outdoor cabins can accommodate 70 guests. Enjoy 300 acres of woods, trails, 4-acre lake, canoes, kayaks, beach, campfire areas, basketball court, ultimate frisbee, soccer field, horseshoes, volleyball area, mountain bike trails, indoor meeting and dining area. Kitchen facilities. Open year-round. (812) 988-2689. www.camppalawopec.com.

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Comfort Inn, 75 W. Chestnut St., is perfect for retreats. Enjoy their lodge like atmosphere with cozy lobby and beautiful spacious newly renovated guest rooms. Enjoy the indoor pool and fitness center. www.choicehotels.com (812) 988-6118. Cornerstone Inn & Suites, Downtown Nashville at 54 East Franklin St., where relaxation flows with a restorative rhythm. Come away, shop awhile, return to the Cornerstone Inn private dining area and delight in conversation while indulging in our complimentary signature treats and desserts, retire to your individually appointed guest room, recapture treasured moments. Top off your getaway with our abundant, complimentary, breakfast buffet and head back to your world rested, refreshed and resolved to return. 37 exemplary guest rooms, balconies, whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, meeting facilities, exceptional service & value. View all rooms, rates & specials at www.cornerstoneinn.com. Hotel Nashville, 245 N. Jefferson St., overlooking the town of Nashville offers conference facilities and catering. They are an all-suite hotel. Enjoy the indoor swimming pool, whirlpool spa, and sauna. On-site dining room and lounge on premises. Hotel Nashville is a perfect setting for your wedding and reception, engagement party or rehearsal dinner. Let Kevin and his staff make your dream wedding become reality. www.hotelnashville.com; (812) 988-8400. Rawhide Ranch, 1292 State Road 135 South, excels at hosting large groups. They provide a unique environment for company meetings, retreats, and seminars that have been traditionally held at hotels. www.rawhideranchusa.com; (812) 988-0085. Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East, offers a beautiful banquet facility that can accommodate 20-200 people. The facility overlooks the golf course and is the perfect spots for weddings, receptions, reunions, corporate events, and small meetings. Onsite catering and accommodating staff here to assist you. www. saltcreekgolf.com; (812) 988-7888. The Seasons Lodge and Conference Center, 560 E. State Road 46, their support staff and fine food and beverage offerings will bring you back. Whether your needs are for a simple reception or a technologically enhanced conference complete with high speed Internet, The Seasons Lodge can accommodate you. They offer 10 meeting rooms that accommodate 10-500 people. The Seasons can accommodate up to 400 people for your wedding or reception. Their competent and caring staff will make your special day memorable. Choose from serve or buffet menus, hors d’oeuvres, and cash or host bars. Also available for bridal teas, bridal showers, luncheons, rehearsal dinners and weddings. www.seasonslodge.com; (812) 988-2284 or (800) 365-7327.


Food, Snacks & Spirits 19th Hole Sports Bar, 2359 E. State Road 46, offering the best drink specials around including our infamous $1 Draft Wednesdays. Enjoy their pool table, Golden Tee arcade, darts and 5 flat-screen HDTVs! The host of the famous Salt Creek Tenderloin! This breaded classic is an Indiana staple. The 19th Hole changes from a classic eatery during lunch to a great sports bar during the evening and night hours. On Friday and Saturday nights enjoy great live music with everything from bluegrass to hard rock. www.browncountygolf.com; (812) 988-4575. Accent Dining Room at The Seasons Lodge offers exceptional dining with spectacular views of the wooded hillside. For your dining pleasure they are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Soup and salad bar also available. Join them on Tuesday evenings for their fried chicken buffet or Friday evenings for the prime rib buffet. Enjoy famous fried biscuits and apple butter available for each meal. Reservations suggested but not required. Also enjoy your favorite cocktail in the Saloon Lounge with musical entertainment. Various musical entertainers on Friday and Saturday, starting at 8 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. (812) 988-2284. Artists Colony Restaurant, Corner of Franklin and Van Buren streets, offers everything from salads to salmon and grilled herb chicken. Unique items on the menu include sweet potato fries with brown sugar sauce, freshly made breads and desserts. Enjoy their break-

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Chateau Thomas Wine Bar and Gift Shoppe, Stop on by to sit, swirl and savor a glass of our award-winning vinifera wines. Well-known musicians, local and otherwise, perform all styles of music every Friday and Saturday night from 7-10 p.m.. You’ll find gourmet foods, cheese plates and gift items, as well as a friendly, knowledgeable staff to assist you. Step upstairs to the loft and enjoy your wine amidst the Native American art in the John Elmore Gallery or why not try out the game boards. Weather permitting, grab a spot on our covered patio. Chateau Thomas is a perfect stop for groups. Group tastings can be arranged in advance. MonThurs 11-8PM, Fri-Sat 11-10PM, Sun 12-7PM; 225 S. Van Buren St., Coachlight Square (812) 988-8500; www.chateauthomas.com Corn Crib Lounge at the Brown County Inn, junction of State Road 46 and 135, come enjoy live music every Friday and Saturday night. Music entertainment is from local musicians, as well as artists from surrounding areas and states. (812) 988-2291. Darlene’s at Hotel Nashville, 245 North Jefferson St., towers over the village of Nashville. Enjoy the casual Victorian setting with menu choices from top Angus beef, chicken, fresh seafood, pasta and salads along with homemade desserts. Full bar available. (812) 988-8400. Harvest Moon Pizzeria, 140 West Main St., is more than just a pizzeria. Enjoy a casual dining experience or call ahead for carry-out. They offer pizza, pasta, salads and sandwiches. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. (812) 988-6565.

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Harvest Preserve, 61 W. Main St., makes their own apple butter. Enjoy the many sauces, mixes, spices and kitchen accessories they carry. (812) 988-7606. Hobnob Corner, corner of Main and Van Buren streets, is housed in Nashville’s oldest commercial building. They serve breakfast and lunch daily, dinners Wednesday through Sunday, throughout the year. Traditional fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner, featuring a variety of sandwiches, soups, salads and specialties varying with the seasons. Wine is available. (812) 988-4114. Holy Cow Steakhouse & Grill, 101 E. Washington St., offers a family atmosphere with good food, good portions, good service and good prices. They offer a variety of steaks, ribs, seafood and traditional grill fare, such as burgers and extraordinary appetizers. Full service bar. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Large groups welcome. (812) 988-0444. Jack and Jill Nut Shop, beside the Playhouse on S. Van Buren St., enjoy assorted fresh roasted nuts, fudge, chocolates and more. Mail order available. (812) 988-7480. The Little Gem Restaurant with its rustic charm and quaint elegance, the Little Gem Restaurant is the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious meal. Choose a ‘Hoosier Classic’ from our menu or tempt yourself with our unique buffets. Our outdoor patio seating offers spectacular views of the woods and park. The Little Gem Restaurant is open daily for breakfast 7 a.m. - 2 p.m., lunch 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., and dinner 5 -9 p.m. Located at the Abe Martin Lodge in Brown County State Park.


McDonald’s Restaurant, Salt Creek Plaza, offers fast food, from burgers and fries, fish sandwiches, chicken sandwiches and assorted salads. They also offer your breakfast favorites. Be sure to check out the toy train displays. Hours: 6 – 11 a.m. daily (812) 9884452. Miller’s Ice Cream House, 61 W. Main St., Miller’s has been making real homemade ice cream – the old-fashioned way with rock salt and ice – since 1977. Enjoy all the basic flavors and then some! Served in dishes, cake or homemade waffle cones; in shakes, malts, sodas, floats; on our warm homemade cobbler or in a variety of sundaes. Hours vary by season. (812) 988-0815. www.millericecream.com. Nashville Fudge Kitchen From the moment you walk in the door and breathe in that yummy just-made candy aroma, you know it’s all about the candy. Our creamy fudges are made the old fashioned way, cooked in a copper kettle and hand paddled on thick marble tables. The gourmet candy-coated popcorns are our own original recipes, and we are sure you will agree they are the best. Featuring hand-dipped candy, caramel apples, creamy fudge, gelato, ice cream and gourmet popcorn. We ship everywhere. www. nashvillefudgekitchen.com; 60 S. Van Buren St., (812) 988-0709.

of herb and perennial gardens before or after your meal. Lunch 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. every day, dinner 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tues.- Sat. Call for seasonal hours. (812) 988-2004 The Ordinary is a page out of the past, reminiscent of Colonial times in America and wrapped up in a warm friendly atmosphere. Lunch and dinner features hearty soups, sandwiches of wild game, pork loin, dinners of pot roast and steaks. All accompanied by your favorite beverage, beer, wine or cocktail from our full bar. Great for rehearsal dinners and group dining! (812) 988-6166. The Brown County Steak & Seafood Company at Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East, offers a fabulous casual menu featuring steaks, seafood, pastas, and chicken. Full bar with great beer, wine, and liquor specials offered every night. Try their wonderful Sunday brunch. Reservations are accepted but not required. Open Wednesday & Thursday 5-9 p.m., Friday & Saturday 5-10 p.m., and Sunday from 8am-1pm. Check out the Brown County Democrat for coupons. www.saltcreekgolf.com. Trolly’s, at the corner of Van Buren and Gould streets, offers their own hickory smoked pork BBQ, homemade sloppy Joes, Italian sausage, and hot dogs with all the trimmings. Ask about their daily specials. Call for seasonal hours (812) 988-4273.

Nashville General Store & Bakery, tucked away at 118 E. Washington St., enjoy chicken salad with grapes and pecans served with pumpkin bread, fresh soups, sandwiches on fresh-baked bread or Kaiser rolls, smoked turkey with mustard, pit ham sandwiches, barbecue with Vidalia onion sauce, fried biscuits with apple butter, or enjoy their fresh baked desserts. (812) 988-6362. That Sandwich Place, corner of Main and Van Buren streets, offers chef salads to a peanut butter and jelly with fries and a big red apple. The restaurant is a shrine to Bob Knight with the largest collection of Knight memorabilia. Hours: 8:30 a.m. - varies depending on the season. No dinner is offered. (812) 988-2355.

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The Candy Dish, 61 W. Main St., offers fine chocolates, fudge made right in the store, nostalgic candy and much more. Check out their Mr. Peanut collectibles display. (812) 988-7606. The Farmhouse, 5171 North Upper Bean Blossom Road, offers healthy, fresh homemade meals and refreshing drinks served in an old 1830s brick farm house. Enjoy homemade soups, wonderful summer salads, sandwiches, desserts, iced teas and fruit frizzes indoors or outside on the porch or patio. Stroll through 2 acres

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Unique & Specialty Shops The Brown County Valued Visitors discount membership program provides discounts on lodging, dining, shopping, snacks, entertainment, artist’s galleries and studios. For only $12, the Valued Visitors discount membership program will save you money at over 185 participating businesses in Brown County. Stop by the Brown County Visitors Center to sign up. Located at the corner of Main and Van Buren streets. www.browncounty.com. Ady’s Fabrics, on Main Street in Morgantown, is a wonderful, friendly place filled with a great selection of fabrics, quilting kits, patterns, the latest books, notions and classes to teach you the easiest techniques of “putting it all together.” Just a short distance from Nashville on State Road 135 North. They are open Monday - Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wed., til 8, www.adysfabrics.com. Appleworks, 8157 South 250 West, Trafalgar, The Apple Works lies in southern Johnson County, a stone’s throw away from beautiful Brown County. Nestled on gently rolling hills dotted with ponds and pockets of woods, our farm is a destination away from the fast pace of today. We invite you to enjoy a relaxing experience with us, whether it’s to just purchase a bag of apples or explore some of our many family oriented activities. Check out our website for a list of activities and products. Hours: mid-April through Dec. 23, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., 7 days a week. (317) 878-9317; www.apple-works.com.

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Johanna Lee Bathology, Transform your home into a spa! All natural cold press and glycerin soaps, luxury bath salts, bath bombs, body butters, candles, salt & sugar scrubs and more. Made in Brown County. NEW Location on Main Street, just a few doors down from the Visitor’s Center; (812)988-6898 Babies, Toddlers, & More is Nashville’s only baby and toddler shop. Owner Liz Grubbs and her mother hand-crochet and embroider many unique items. Check out their new personalized children’s CDs and DVDs. Located at 125 S. Van Buren St., in The Artists Colony Shops. (812) 988-2300. Bone Appetit, 211 S. Van Buren St. From Truffles to Woofles, Bone Appetit has it all! Dogs in the know have been enjoying our natural and gourmet treats since 1998. Over 20 barking good flavors, including softer treats, low-fat, wheat-free, corn free, seasonal treats, and many others. Visit our pet boutique, too! Order online; www.barkingood.com. Carol’s Fine Gifts & Collectibles, Artists Colony Shops, find many of your favorite collectibles: Boyd’s Bears, Jim Shore Originals, Lori Mitchell Folk Art, Lilliput Lane Cottages, Painted Ponies, Horse of a Different Color, Pipka Santas, Possible Dreams Santas, Precious Moments, Ne’Qwa Arts, Snowbabies, Williraye, and Wizard of Oz. Locally handcrafted items include: painted ornaments by

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Jessie Vandenberg and pottery by Fox Run of Brown County. (812) 988-6388; (800) 345-6388; www.carolscrafts.com. Cathy’s Corner, 39 E. Franklin St., Cathy’s Corner is a unique mix of antiques, jewelry, art, and those rare hard to find items! Come take a look at our wide variety of items and paintings. Painting classes by appointment. (812) 988-4091. Coin Shop, 145 N. Van Buren St., can locate hard-to-find coins and currency. (812) 988-0587. E-mail: nvillecoins@aol.com. Fine Line Rustics, metal-art gallery, a unique shop specializing in metal artwork, hand-painted glassware, and other unique home decor. Visit us at our new location in the Main Street Shoppes across the alley from Brown County Winery. Fine Line Rustics, where you can see and feel the value of our collectables. 812-988-2441. Flower & Herb Barn & Nursery, 5171 Bean Blossom Road, offers unusual plants, herbs, perennials, vines, flowering shrubs & trees, soils, mulches, garden art, antiques, birdhouses and they offer complete landscape design and installation services. Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily from spring until frost. (812) 988-7232. Foxfire and Foxfire, 59 E. Main St., enjoy two of Nashville’s finest shops…Foxfire & Foxfire! After expanding, one name change (previously Wisteria), and moving 3 times, Foxfire established in 1997, resides at its permanent location of 59 E. Main St. At Foxfire, we are your ultimate gift source. (Even if it is for yourself.) We offer many departments to find the perfect gift such as baby, wedding, comfort and inspirational gifts, large selection of frames,

Willow Tree Angels®, mailbox covers, garden flags, Swan Creek Candles®, Rhythm Clocks® , table-top dishware, kitchen accessories/decor, and holiday in season. We were running out of room at Foxfire, so when the opportunity came, we snagged the empty location next door. Let us introduce you to Foxfire. This corner store offers a huge selection of jewelry, purses, and fashion accessories, Wall Enhancers® (removable writing for your walls), and personal gifts. www.ltlstores.com: (812) 988-8707. Jeepers Dollhouse Miniatures is a unique dollhouse miniatures shop with over 20,000 miniatures, dollhouses, and delightful accessories - all under one roof. Over 400 artisans are represented; as such, it is one of the largest, well-stocked miniature shops in the Midwest. Founded in 1992, Jeepers Dollhouse Miniatures has developed a reputation for quality and service. We moved to Morgantown! 69 W. Washington St., Morgantown (812) 597-4346; www.jeepersminiatures.com. Harley-Davidson of Bloomington, 522 W. Gourley Pike, off the Hwy. 46 Bypass in Bloomington, encourages you to drop in for a warm greeting and a hot cup of coffee. Just a short drive from Brown County. (800) 667-7939. www.indianaharley.com. Harvest Preserve, 61 W. Main St., makes their own apple butter. Enjoy the many sauces, mixes, spices and kitchen accessories they carry. (812) 988-7606. Health For “U”, 146 E. Main St., an independent, full-service health store featuring herbs, vitamins, minerals, BioFreeze, Neti Pots, Hi-

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malayan Salt Lamps, natural sleep aids, Brown County Soapworks products, personal care products, Buffalo meat and more. Stop in today. (812) 988-9890. HIS Book Shop, 58 E. Main St., carries new and used Christian books. (812) 988-4873 www.hisbookshop.com. Jack and Jill Nut Shop, 76 S. Van Buren St., roasts salted nuts daily. Enjoy their cashews, pepitas, pistachios, almonds, sunflower seeds, filberts, pecans, peanuts in the shell, brazils and delicious candies. Mail order available. (812) 988-7480. Madeline’s, in the Calvin House at the corner of Jefferson and Franklin Streets, is a real gem. Pure French Country Fabulousness!  Quilts, shams, pillows and bedskirts, so many to choose from you might just need more than one.  Susy O Donnell Redware Pottery is made right here in Nashville and handmade Miss Priss Purses, no two are alike, are made in the U.S.A.  Remember, a great purse never makes your butt look big!  And finally, your favorite candles by Kentucky Hollow Creations. These 40 hour, soy candles burn clean and smell beautiful.  Made in southern Indiana, you’ll have a hard time choosing just one scent so we recommend that you try several!  You will find French Country decor, candles, garden items, jewelry, clocks, lighting, quilts and much more. Your complete satisfaction is our goal.  Madeline’s truly is the place to find your gifts for home and happiness.  Find us on Facebook at Madeline’s French Country.  812-988-6301. Michael’s Flowers & Antiques, 31 N. Jefferson St., carries flowers, fresh arrangements, garden items, stained glass, braided rugs, unusual lighting, candles, quilts, garden furniture, birdhouses, antiques, wind chimes and more. Open year-round from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. every day. (812) 988-7758. Ole House, Indiana jams and salsas, flags and outdoor ornaments, country décor and gifts, and Indiana’s largest flag inventory. 62 E. Washington St., across from Coachlight Square; www.ole-house. com; (812) 988-4770 Papertrix, 160 Old School Way, is a rubber stamp and scrapbook boutique conceived by paper and mixed media artist, Cindy Hawrys. Her selection of stamps, papers, tools, embellishments and unique finds will inspire you. Her craft table is always available for hands-on demo or make -n-take. (812) 988-2002. PegAnn’s Boutique, Conveniently located in Coachlight Square at the entrance to the village of Nashville, Peg Ann’s Boutique will delight your fashion senses from head-to-toe. Explore clothing, jewelry, purses, accessories, and fun gifts from our varied, but distinct collections. Tastefully selected for your every whim; thoughtfully bought for your every sense. Whether you’re shopping alone or with a group, Peg Ann’s Boutique each visit is truly an experience that makes you feel fabulous! Step into style and all things beautiful at Brown County’s Unique Boutique, where it always all about YOU! 225 S. Van Buren St., (812) 988-7950. Peter Grant’s is one of Nashville’s premier home furnishing stores. Located at 100 E. Main St., they carry fine home furnishings, mission style furniture, cherry furniture, pottery, glass, and copper, many created by Indiana artisans. (812) 988-7270. 40 Brown County Almanack Visitors Guide • Summer 2011

PJ’s Pub Essentials, Get everything you need in one shot with our ever-expanding selection of gizmos, gadgets and drink serving essentials. Mix it up with everything from cocktail shakers and bottle openers to personalized etched glasses and bar signs, we’ve got it all! Etched or color imprinted glasses, wine glasses, round or square shots, pub pint, coffee mug, rocks tumblers and more! Whether you have a basement pub or a 500-capacity bar, our extensive collection has something for everyone! 47 E. Main, just behind Brown County Winery. (812)988-4849. PSYCHIC: Rebecca Bartlett, Uncover and resolve health, relationship, career & emotional issues, discover precise information about those around you. Professional, ethical; connection guaranteed or you don’t pay. Heritage Mall Shops, 41 S. Van Buren St. Just north of The Ordinary restaurant. www.rebeccabartlettpsychic.com; (812) 929-7031 please call ahead. Sheepstreet Fibers, is located 2.5 miles west of Morgantown on Indiana 252, just a short drive from Nashville. It has its own source of wool to spin into yarn, with a number of alpacas and shetland sheep. There is roving for spinners and yarns, fleeces, books, spinning wheels and looms. (812) 597-KNIT. www.sheepstreet.com. Seven Sisters: Thrifting for the Modern Age, where secondhand never means second best, is located for your convenience in the Barnyard Shoppes next to the Nashville Christian Church parking lot. Seven Sisters is not just any other Nashville attraction, it brings you a myriad of gently used items to choose from, that not only express every personality, but at a price that fits every budget! With everything from name brand clothing for children, teens, and adults of all ages, home decor, books, to our exclusive Brown County-made collection of Tessa Elaine Elements of Nature Jewelry, and much more! Stop by and find that special treasure waiting for you. T-Shirt Shop, at the corner of Van Buren and Washington streets, has hundreds of designs of T-shirts for you to create your own or ready-made creations. (812) 988-6939. The Book Loft, 45 S. Jefferson St., is open all year. There you will find books by regional authors, nature guides, cookbooks, fiction/ non-fiction, genealogy, children’s books and books about Brown County. (812) 988-0202. The Brown County Shop, located in the Nashville House at the corner of Main and Van Buren streets, carries Hadley Pottery, Fiesta Ware, Yankee Candles, Renaissance Glass Sun Catchers, Fenton Glass, woven rugs. (812) 988-0880. The Candy Dish, in the Village Green Building at 61 W. Main St., carries hand-dipped chocolates, imported licorice, salt-water taffy, caramels, kids’ novelty candy, fresh roasted nuts and homemade fudge. Stop by and see their Planters Nut collectibles display. (812) 988-7606. The Crow’s Nest, S. Van Buren St., in Possum Trot Square, carries Burt’s Bees skincare, gifts for the hunter, fireman & police gifts, garden accents, fountains, holiday items, military gifts, scarves, jewelry, candle-lights and bulbs and unique home accessories. (812) 988-1075.


The Ferguson House Located at 78 W. Franklin St., the historical Ferguson House was constructed in 1873 as a boarding house for artists who came to the village to create paintings of the beautiful rolling hills and scenery of the area. The story goes that Mrs. Ferguson at the time would not rent rooms to “women who wore knickers”. We have leased the historical property since 1999 and invite you to visit rooms full of home decor and accents. We take pride in being “your iron decor source”.We also offer tabletop dishware, collegiate/NFL gifts and memorabilia, fashion jewelry, comfort gifts, floral decor, garden, accent furniture, wine accessories, and huge holiday sections in season. Last but not least, we offer Swan Creek Candles®, our number one product. If you haven’t tried them, you should. After one candle you will be hooked. We offer a frequent buyer card with candle purchases where you can earn free candles. www.ltlstores.com (812) 988-7388. The Holly Shop, where every day is Christmas! You will find Dept. 56, Byers Choice Carolers, and personalized ornaments. They have over 10,000 ornaments. Located at the corner of Van Buren and Mound streets. (812) 988-4453. The Purple Fig, Handmade beads, fiber art & Jewelry. 92 W. Franklin, Antique Alley, (812)988-0934. The Totem Post, 78 S. Van Buren St., was opened in 1952 by Bill and Marielle Jockey. Then they did custom leatherwork and carried handmade American Indian jewelry and foreign crafts. Today, our merchandise has expanded, but the atmosphere is the same. Many people bring their grandchildren to visit the shop they remember from childhood. Open daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. www.thetotempost.com; (812) 988-2511. The Toy Chest, 125 S. Van Buren St. in The Artists Colony Shops, packed with thousands of toys. Find your old time favorites and many you’ve never seen. (812) 988-2817 or (800) 362-TOYS. www.browncountytoychest.com. The Trilogy Gallery, located at 120 E. Main St., carries metal artwork, pottery, stained glass, mission style furniture and cherry furniture. Many created by Indiana artisans. (812) 988-4030. Through the Looking Glass, in historical Antique Alley, does etched artwork in glass, custom wood signs on order, and custom stone engraving. See craftsmen Mary Ann Whitaker and Tommy Thompson at work. (812) 988-1724. Touch of Silver, Gold & Old, Albert Drake Jr. creates contemporary jewelry and buys and sells estate, antique silver and gold jewelry. (812) 988-6990. Wishful Thinking, Main Street Shoppes, offers unique rubber art stamps and scrapbooking supplies. You’ll find personalized customer service and a choice of classes for the beginner to the experienced. Come play with us! (812) 988-7009; www.wishfulthinkingin.com.

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Calendar of Events ONGOING EVENTS Brown County State Park Join the Brown County State Park Nature Center for an array of activities. Check out our schedule online at www.browncountystatepark.us or call (812) 988-5240 The Palace Theatre The best in professional entertainment and fun for the entire family. New shows! Season runs through December. Call (812) 9882101 or (800) 304-8588 or visit www.palacetheatreobc.com for show times and tickets. Guided horseback riding trails Daily 9-5, April - October, Brown County State Park, (812) 988-8166 or (812) 371-0295 Live music at the 19th Hole, Salt Creek Golf Retreat Every Friday and Saturday night. Starts at 8:30 p.m. www.saltcreekgolf.com; (812)988-7888 Live music at the Corn Crib Lounge, Brown County Inn Every Friday & Saturday night, 9 p.m. www.browncountyinn.com Live music at the Saloon Lounge, Seasons Lodge Every Friday & Saturday night, 9 p.m., www.seasonslodge.com; (800) 365-7327 Chateau Thomas Wine Bar and Gift Shoppe Live music every Friday and Saturday night featuring a large variety of well-known artists performing all styles of music. 7-10 p.m. 225 S. Van Buren St. (812) 988-8500 or visit www.chateauthomas. com for a complete list of events. Songwriter Showcase Enjoy a glass of wine while listening to the sweet melodies of local and national artists as they perform original music every Sunday afternoon from 3-5 p.m.. Stop on by Chateau Thomas Wine Bar and Gift Shoppe or call (812) 988-8500 to find out who is performing this week. Movie Night Year-round. Watch the classics every Thursday evening, 6-8 p.m.. Grab a glass of award-winning wine and enjoy the show! Stop on by Chateau Thomas Chateau Thomas Wine Bar and Gift Shoppe or call (812) 988-8500 to find out what is playing this week. Pine Room Tavern Ryder Film Series and Sunday Night Jazz Series. Check out the website for dates and times. www.pineroomtavern.com. 51 E. Chestnut St., Nashville – behind the Salt Creek Inn. 812-988-0236 Live music at Muddy Boots Café Visit our website for upcoming events, www.muddyboots.com; (812) 988-6911 42 Brown County Almanack Visitors Guide • Summer 2011

Homestead Weaving Studio Weaving Demonstrations and day-weaving workshops available, March - December www.homesteadweaver.com; (812)988-8622 Spinning and Weaving Demonstrations May - October, Every Saturday and Sunday, 1 - 4:30 p.m. Spinning and weaving demonstrations at the  Pioneer Village. Visit the old log jail and learn historical facts about Brown County and Nashville; (812) 988-6089 Brown County Dragway 5 miles north of Nashville and 1 mile east of Bean Blossom on Gatesville Road. Saturday and Sunday events. Come watch or participate.  Call for details. (812)988-6103; On Race Day (812) 9881505 or visit us at www.browncountydragway.com. Music in the Air presented by Prancing Pony Music Each Saturday brings 5 different musicians in 5 different locations throughout the town of Nashville.  Later in the evening, the musicians will move into coffee houses, restaurants, wineries, breweries, and outside patios to play more music. www.prancingponymusic.com. Wishful Thinking Stamping and scrapbooking classes and parties; www.wishfulthinking-in.com; (812)988-7005 WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology First Friday evening extended hours until 8:30 p.m. with discount admission and special activities first Friday of the month. Discovery Time weekly preschool program. Details: www.wonderlab.org (812) 337-1337. TC Steele State Historic Site Trails, exhibits, poetry, art, teas and classes. Visit our website for details. www.tcsteele.org; (812) 677-2003 Outdoor Adventures at Rawhide Ranch Guided horseback rides year-round and Holler Hoppin’ ziplines. Kid’s horse retreats during summer. Call 888-94-RANCH or visit www.rawhideranchusa.com for more info. Mikes Dance Barn Located at 2277 State Road 46 West, Nashville. That’s about 4 miles west of Nashville, or 12 miles east of Bloomington, on State Road 46. Pool tables, food & beverages. (812) 988-8636. Every MONDAY - Country Line Dance lessons, Second FRIDAY of each month - BALLROOM NIGHT. Ballroom dancing, SATURDAYS live music; check out our schedule at www.thedancebarn.com.

JUNE Artists Association Spring Exhibit Feb. 19 - June 4, 2011 The Spring Show at the Brown County Art Gallery features the works of members of the Artist Association. Over


120 works will be on exhibit. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday noon-5 p.m.; 812-988-4609; www.browncountyartgallery.org.

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Toys: The Inside Story June 2 – Sept. 4. What makes Elmo® dance, and how does the Etch A Sketch® work? Discover the combinations of gears, pulleys, linkages, cams, and circuits inside many of your favorite toys and games. This special hands-on exhibition, funded by the National Science Foundation, makes its first appearance in Indiana at the WonderLab Museum, www.wonderlab.org; (812) 337-1337.

Habitat SummerFest June 4, 2011 SummerFest is a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity and includes live music, food, sunshine and a chance to meet the Habitat families.  A great event for the whole family. 2 - 7 p.m., Brown County High School Auditorium; (812) 988-1962; www.bc-habitat.com.

Bill Monroe Music Park June 2 - 4, 2011 John Hartford Memorial Festival In honor of newgrass pioneer John Hartford! Lots of live entertainment. Call for details (800) 414-4677 or visit us online at www.billmonroemusicpark.com. Brown County Historical Society Quilt Show June 3 - June 5, 2011 A wide variety of quilts, from local and regional quilters will be on display and for sale.  Contemporary, vintage, quilted, & pioneer crafts; along with weaving, spinning, and quilting demonstrations. Food and musical entertainment as well. Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (317) 933-2887 or www.browncountyhistory.info. Cork & Run Relay June 3 - June 4, 2011 Relay teams will cover 200 miles of scenic country roads, charming towns, vineyards and wineries! Corkn-Run will treat participants to some of the finest locally made wines available. Call  (502) 558-3052 or visit www.corknrun.com for more info. 38th Annual Brown County Log Cabin Tour June 4 - June 5, 2011 A self-guided driving tour of log cabins and country homes in the backcountry along the beautiful back roads of Brown County. (800) 753-3255 or www.brown-county-indiana. com for more info. DINO Trail Run June 4, 2011 Enjoy a run through Brown County State Park. Registration at 7:30 a.m.; 15K Race at 9 a.m.; 5K Race at 9:10 a.m. (317)

Second Annual Ukulele Festival June 5, 2011 Some of the finest ukulele players from around the world come to Nashville and entertain you at a local beer garden. (812) 988-6266 for more info. 33rd Annual Indiana Heritage Arts Exhibit and Sale June 11- 25, 2011 A juried show where more than $10,000 in prizes are awarded. Artists are encouraged to submit works in the heritage style of the early Brown County Art Colony. The show is open to the public, admission is free and all works are for sale. At the Brown County Art Gallery, (812) 988-4609 or www.browncountyartgallery.org for more info. 45th Annual Bill Monroe Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival June 11 - June 18, 2011 The oldest, continuous running bluegrass festival in the world! Over 50 artists!  Bring your lawn chairs.  Tickets on sale, onsite camping and cabin rentals available.  Visit website for schedule of the week’s activities and performances. http://billmonoremusicpark.com or call (800) 414-4677. Midwest Women’s Mountain Biking Clinic June 11 - 12, 2011 An entire weekend filled with mountain biking, camping, fun and friends. Come for the day or stay for the weekend. At the Brown County State Park. Visit www.midwestwomensclinic.com for details. Experience the Arts in Brown County June 20 - July 1, 2011 A series of classes, workshops and lectures promoting the arts and artists of Brown County. Classes and programs will be held in artists studios and other designated locations. Call (812) 988-7140 or visit http://experiencebrowncounty. com for details and schedules.

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13th Annual Brown County Studio and Garden Tour June 24, 2011 - June 26, 2011 Free, self guided tour of artisans in  their studios and sharing a special glimpse into the lives of working artists and craftsmen. Call 812.988.8378 or visit www. browncountystudiotour.com for details.

tivities for visitors of all ages highlighting current research questions, as well as the tools and techniques used in field research. Topics include mating displays in birds, frog communication, bumblebee cognition, and more. WonderLab Museum, www.wonderlab.org; (812) 337-1337.

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Fireworks Celebration July 3, 2011 Our fireworks display is planned to be the best ever. Make plans to come early and enjoy the Community Band, watermelon seed spitting contest, Child Identification Program, cornhole contest, bike show, big wheel races and Children’s Motorcycle Adventure. Fireworks begin at dusk; concert starts at 7 p.m. Brown County High School athletic field. Call (812) 988-7303 for details.

Bean Blossom Gospel Jubilee August 4 - 6, 2011 The best of Bluegrass Gospel & Southern Gospel music. Visit website for schedule of activities and performances. http://billmonroemusicpark.com or call (800) 414-4677.

The Goat Ride July 9, 2011, 8 a.m. This is a FABULOUS bicycling adventure! All routes leave Brown County State Park and lead riders through a tour of beautiful southern Indiana. Lunch is provided in the park. Routes are rated from easy (The Baby Bear) to difficult (The Witch). Riders receive completion coins for each route they complete. Routes to choose from are 12, 25, 34 and 45 miles. See ya down yonder! More information and registration at www.energy2action.com or email: gretchen@energy2action.com. 2nd Annual Bean Blossom Southern Gospel Jubilee July 7- 9, 2011 A Pastor Bill Bailey event. Call (941) 756-6942 for details. Bill Monroe Music Park. 5th Annual Secret Gardens of Brown County Tour July 9 - 10, 2011 This is a self-guided tour of five select gardens of Brown County. Tickets and maps will be available at the Brown County Visitors Center. Call (812) 988-6927 for details. Brown County 4-H Fair July 25-30, 2011 Live entertainment, rides, great food, games, community pride, 4-H events, demolition derby and much more. Ample parking. (812) 988-5495 or www.ag.purdue.edu/counties/ brown/Pages/CountyFair.aspx.

The Tour de Upland August 20, 2011, 8 a.m. 30 hours of bicycling, beer, food, music and camping in Nashville! Must be 21+ to participate. Road routes and mountain bike routes are available at this event that range from very easy to difficult (12, 25, 34, 75 miles). All routes leave Camp Framasa, 2230 N. Clay Lick Road, Nashville. Lunch, dinner and breakfast the next day are served at the Camp - UPLAND style! Camping cabins and tent space is available. Upland will be bringing several styles of their craft beer to share with the participants in the evening around the campfire. Live music entertainment and fun! This will be a real ADVENTURE! More information at www. energy2action.com or email: gretchen@energy2action.com. Dollar Day Aug. 28, 2011. It’s the lowest admission price of the year: just $1 today! WonderLab Museum, www.wonderlab.org; (812) 337-1337.

Check out all of Brown County’s fine dining, entertainment and lodging establishments for special events. Go to www.bcdemocrat.com to find more listings as they become available. Visitors should confirm dates, times and locations. Further information is available at Brown County Visitors Center at (800) 753-3255 or, (812) 988-7303; by email at info@browncounty. com; online at www.browncounty.com.

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Enjoy Brown without a lot of Green By Barney Quick

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rown County’s obvious attractions are far from its only reasons to visit. Its hills and hollers are replete with inexpensive, unexpected and less-noticed forms of fun. For instance, for a $4 pan-rental fee, you can be a gold prospector. A creek runs behind the Gatesville Country Store at 4525 Salt Creek Road and, according to proprietor Robin Stevens, it’s an inexhaustible source of the precious metal. “Every time we get a rain, it’s always fresh,” she says. The arrangement is informal, like everything at this classic general store. You rent a pan and head down to the creek bed. No permits are needed for access, since it’s private property. The store itself is brimming with charm: a retail area with an accent on fishing and hunting accessories, a down-home dining area, and a steady stream of regulars and neighbors. A great way to combine two of the county’s main charms, nature and history, is to visit The House at Stone Head. The Stone Head, a distance-marking statue erected in 1851 at the junction of Bellsville Pike and State Road 135, figures prominently in the area’s lore. While the house behind it is now a bed and breakfast, the gardens, trail and nature preserve comprising most of the property are available for all to enjoy as a casual stop on a day of wandering. Photographer Susan Showalter’s 105acre Goat Hill Farm at 2900 Shepherd Road is a source of inspiration to artists and hikers around the region. While the Handmade in Brown County Gallery and her studio are the first things one sees there, a visitor can spend hours exploring the woods beyond. Contact her at 988-7830 to arrange for an especially delightful day in the less-traveled parts of the area.

If you prefer an adrenaline rush with your nature experience, there is the system of mountain biking trails in Brown County State Park. The price of park admission ($5 for in-state vehicles, $7 for out-of-state vehicles) is all that’s required to avail oneself of the switchbacks and narrow passages of a trail network that the March 2009 issue of Bike magazine deemed one of North America’s 33 best. Stop by www.browncountymountainbiking.com and watch the mounted-camera video of the descent from Hesitation Point to the valley below at breakneck speed for a sample of the thrills in store. It’s not every unincorporated town that boasts a combination coffee shop and gallery specializing in African art, but such is the case with Helmsburg, home of the FigTree. One can even take in entertainment, from community radio theater to performances of the FigTree Fellowship Players to string bands and singersongwriters, at various times. Owners Glen and Thomi Elmore developed a love of certain African cultures during trips to that continent, and have made a point of providing a venue for the works of painters and sculptors they have befriended. The gallery also hosts exhibits by American artists working in various media. In the customary Brown County fashion, the Elmores have seen to it that just relaxing with a cup of brew and a pastry and wide-ranging conversation with regular patrons is a special experience. For details on the FigTree’s current offerings, visit www.figtreegallery.com. Helmsburg is also the site of a heartwarming testimony to the entrepreneurial spirit, For Bare Feet. In the mid-1980s, fifth-grade teacher Sharon Rivenbark bought a sewing machine and set up shop in tiny quarters in Nashville’s Antique Alley to make socks. Since the late 1990s, her now-nationwide operation, which has licensing agreements with several professional and college sports leagues, has been

situated on State Road 45, in a facility humming with production, shipping and marketing activities. The company offers tours by appointment. The cost is $4 for children and $7 for adults. For more information, consult www.forbarefeet.com. Another Brown County comfort-food-andcoffee establishment with free music in an intimate setting is the Muddy Boots Café at 136 N. Van Buren St. in Nashville. Most of the acts appear on a regular basis and have developed followings. Try a few and see which combination of players and audience has the vibe that suits you. The music happens six nights a week. In addition, Tuesdays are craft nights. The staff boasts several artists whose works are on display there. For more a calendar, menu and more, go to www.muddybootscafe. com. On the second Saturday evening of each month from now through December, the Art Alliance of Brown County hosts an Art Walk through Nashville. As is the usual case in this area, food is involved as well. Eleven galleries and nine restaurants participate. The restaurants offer discounts on the evenings of the walk as well as the next day. The galleries stay open until 8 p.m. and often offer refreshments and music. Media exhibited on the walk include paintings, pen and ink drawings, sculpture and jewelry. For participating venues and a map of the walk, visit www.artalliancebrowncounty.com. While major events and places attract throngs of tourists each year who are willing to spend some money for special experiences, a bit of wandering around reveals to a curious visitor that Brown County’s main charms are its simplest and least costly. Barney Quick is a freelance writer for the Brown County Almanack.

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