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:

Youth History Club begins June 6 at 10:30 a.m. Please see the “Programs & Events” tab for more information.

Annual Meeting & Artist Program: June 29 at 10:30 a.m. The annual meeting is an overview of what the museum has accomplished over the past year, and a preview of the coming year. This year, ceramicist Elizabeth Whamsley will be speaking after the meeting.


Due to the generosity of The DEKKO Foundation, the museum will use grant funds to help in the education of area children as we dig through history during Youth History Club and other children activities in cooperation with the area schools throughout the upcoming school year. Many of the activities, including 2019 Youth History Club, are offered free of charge due to the generosity of The DEKKO Foundation.
If you are interested in children’s education opportunities at little, or no, cost, please contact the museum.



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.