The Syracuse-Wawasee Historical Museum, Inc. would like to thank you for visiting this website!

July 3-4 the museum will be closed in observance of Independence Day. We hope you have a great holiday!!

Thank you for supporting your museum!

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


It costs an average of $100 per day for the museum to maintain its collections. Without your support, we cannot keep providing historical services to you, the public. The museum has been diligent this year with updating displays to make it a more inviting and accessible space for you to enjoy. We have also been planning for updates on lighting, storage, and additional displays.  These updates are not included in the daily operations cost. Please consider donating today. Donations are accepted through the “DONATE” button to the right, mail, or in person during business hours. All donations are tax deductible, according to the law. Thank you!

Upcoming Museum and Community Events:

Second Saturdays–New for 2020 is the museum’s Second Saturdays, a family event that will feature a family activity guaranteed to remind the adults of their childhoods.
August–Milk Jug Planter
September–Archaeology Month activity

Youth History Club–June 18-August 6, Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. Each week, we take a look at a different topic and tie it to local history. Please look under the “Programs & Events” tab for a complete schedule.

Centennial Homes Programs–100+ year old homes and communities are celebrated in this yearly July and August series. Please look under the “Programs & Events” tab for topics.


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 Sesquicentennial 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:

The museum is always looking for unique items to add to the collection. Please keep in mind when donating that we keep the history of the Syracuse and Wawasee lakes area, and any artifacts that should belong to a different museum’s collection will be sent to them in due course. If you have any questions about anything you would like to donate, please feel free to call the museum and ask.