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

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

Board Member Search

The museum is in search of a new board member willing to take on the Treasurer position. Candidate must attend all meetings, will take care of payroll, necessary tax forms, banking, bill pay, etc. required by the museum. Please contact the museum director (Jamie 574-457-3599) with inquiries and for more information.

Upcoming Museum and Community Events:

Centennial Homes Presentation, August 17:  The  Centennial Homes program for August will take place on August 17, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. The program will include the Mellinger Family and the Leeland Addition.  This summer marks the 4th year the museum has highlighted homes and communities that have made the +100 year mark.  Please plan to join us for this free event.

Archaeology Month Program, September 5, 6, 7:  The Syracuse-Wawasee Historical Museum and Chautauqua Wawasee are partnering to bring the community a 3-day archaeology month program.  September 5 at 6:30 p.m. will have Joe Krom speaking about the “Algonquin inhabitants of Indiana’s forest.”  September 6 at 6:30 p.m. will have STeve Hart speaking about the “Prehistory (10,000 BC to 1492 AD) of Northeast Indiana and the Midwest.”  September 7 at 10:30 a.m. will have Jeff Mesaros, Ann Garceau, and Jamie Clemons providing a family program and hands-on introduction to the J.P. Dolan Native American Collection.
All programs are free and open to the public, and held in the Celebration Hall at the Syracuse Community Center.


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:

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.