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

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

Did you see our new ‘DONATE’ button?
Now you can donate to the museum online! Donating has been made even easier thanks to this PayPal supported link. You can use any supported credit/debit card or personal PayPal account.

Upcoming Museum and Community Events:

Thank you to everyone that attended our Indiana Archaeology Month programs. And a big thank you to Chautauqua-Wawasee for partnering with us to bring you the expertise of the wonderful speakers.

The next big event is currently undecided, but the museum will be participating in the upcoming Community Center events
*Community Garage Sale (Concessions): October 19, 2019, 9:00AM-2:00PM
*LYC Fall Carnival (Craft): October 26, 2019, 6:00PM-8:00PM
*Breakfast With Santa (Reindeer Food Craft): December 7, 2019, 8:00AM-11:00AM
Please join us for these wonderful events!


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:

Do you have interesting items to loan for a Christmas display? Kids coming in during the months of November and December (especially during the Breakfast With Santa event) love seeing displays of Christmas items, old toys, and Christmas ornaments. If you have anything you think would make a good display, please call the museum director. Displayed items would preferably be installed before Thanksgiving. All items loaned will be itemized, displayed in a locked case, and returned the weekend before Christmas, or after the New Year, according to the agreed-upon date.  Thank you, in advance!