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Regular Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-2pm

Archaeology Month Presentation

September 22, 2018 @ 11:00 AM in the Kiwanis Room

Wade Tharp, Archaeologist with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology, will be giving the presentation, Archaeology in Your Community. The presentation will discuss what archaeology is (and what it is not), explore prehistoric and historic archaeology in Indiana and in Kosciusko County, provide an overview of the laws that protect and preserve Hoosier archaeological resources, and reveal how you can get involved in archaeology.

In addition, Dana Northam, student at Ball State and under the supervision of archaeologists and professors in the Ball State University’s Applied Anthropology Laboratories, will be on hand to discuss the museum’s Dolan collection and some of the interesting discoveries while studying and cataloguing the collection.

The event is FREE and open to the public.


Located in Syracuse, Indiana in the Syracuse Community Center across from Lakeside Park, the Syracuse-Wawasee Historical Museum, has been offering a glimpse back in time for the Lakeland area since 1987. It was founded with funds gained from the Syracuse Sequicentennial Celebration and occupied a room in the Syracuse Public Library until June, 2002 when it moved to its current location in the Syracuse Community Center.

In Search Of:

We are looking for team pictures to go with our trophy display. If you have one, please consider bringing it in so that we may copy it.