You are our support!

The Syracuse-Wawasee Historical Museum receives no program funding from local, state, or federal governments.

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!


The Syracuse-Wawasee Historical Museum, Inc. is supported by the gifts of monies and items donated by people just like you!

AMAZON: Would you like to donate a needed item? Click here to visit our Amazon wish list. Prices range from $10-$500 for various needed and wanted items. Don’t forget to include your contact information on the gift tag so that we can thank you for your donation.

AMAZON SMILE: Did you know that Amazon will donate to nonprofits of your choice just by your everyday Amazon shopping? Type in “Amazon Smile” into your browser, set up the charity you wish to support (we are a great choice), and continue shopping as usual! Amazon will donate a percentage of sales from your usual shopping to the organization of your choice.


Monetary Support:

The Syracuse-Wawasee Historical Museum is thankful and proud to be recipient of the following grants for 2020:

  • Kenneth and Lela Harkless Foundation grant for operational support
  • Kosciusko County Community Foundation for programming and Youth History Club support
  • The DEKKO Foundation for youth educational services
  • Indiana Humanities CARES grant for financial relief due to COVID-19
  • Kosciusko County Community Foundation COVID-19 relief grant

Donations to the Syracuse-Wawasee Historical Museum are always appreciated. Please stop in at the Museum, or mail your check to:

Syracuse-Wawasee Historical Museum, Inc.
1013 North Long Drive
Syracuse, IN 46567

And, if you haven’t seen it, we have a new “DONATE” button, located on the right-hand side of the page. This secure donation link is supported by PayPal, allowing you to donate any amount using your credit card or PayPal account.



Interested in history? Like People? Consider becoming a volunteer and helping our visitors have a positive experience.

Please contact the Museum at (574) 457-3599 to learn more about current volunteer opportunities.