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

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

Upcoming Museum and Community Events:

*November 17, 4:00-7:00 pm: Holiday Magic at the Veteran’s Memorial Park at Crosson Mill.  Holiday Magic returns with musical entertainment, free cookies and cocoa, sleigh rides, a visit from Santa, and the lighting of the Town Christmas Tree.

*November 12-December 1: Santa Letters at the Community Center.  The staff of the Syracuse Community Center has been entrusted by Santa to accept letters to Santa. Children will receive a personalized letter from Santa!  Letter forms can be picked up and dropped off at the community center during open hours.  There will also be a letter writing area during the Breakfast With Santa on December 1.

*December 1, 8:00-11:00 am: Breakfast With Santa at the Community Center.  Come in to the museum to make “Reindeer Food.”  Don’t forget that the reindeer get hungry taking Santa around every Christmas Eve!

Special Holiday Hours:


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.