Programs & Events

2016 Night At The Museum participants

Programs & Events

The Syracuse-Wawasee Historical Museum is proud to bring you exciting programs and events. Please stop by or call the Museum to register.

Event Sponsorship: If you or your business would like to sponsor an event for the Syracuse-Wawasee Historical Museum, contact Jamie Clemons, the Museum’s Director. (574) 457-3599 or email at

Upcoming Events:

Youth History Club: Thursdays, June 6-August 8, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free! YHC is intended for students in 1st-6th grades. Topics vary week to week, all with a historical link to Syracuse and the surrounding areas. See the link below for a full schedule.

Annual Meeting & Artist Presentation: 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.

Summer Events:

2019 topics and dates will be announced by mid-May for Youth History Club and Centennial Homes!

  • Centennial Homes:

    Do you want to learn more about homes around the Syracuse area that are over 100 years old? Then plan to join us this summer for our Centennial Homes presentations! Ann Vanderford Garceau and centennial home owners will talk about the challenges and joys of owning and up-keeping some of these remarkable homes. If you have a lake area home that is +100 years old and would like to participate, please contact the museum for more information. All participants receive a plaque as a thank you for participating. Free!

    The programs dates for 2019:
    July 27 at 1:00 p.m.
    August 17 at 10:30 a.m.

  • Youth History Club: June 6-August 8, 2019

  • Do your children complain about being bored during the summer? Why not sign them up for the 2019 YHC? We learn about a different topic each week. Contact the museum for this year’s topics and schedule. The program is designed around grades 1-6, but is open to all age groups.  This year will see the return of Archaeologist Cathy and newcomer Keith Miller with his blacksmithing forge! Hope to see you there! Free!

Fall/Spring Events

  • Living History
    Join us as the Syracuse Elementary 4th grade students present a “Night At The Museum: A Living History” presentation. The participants present prominent historical figures from our community, including dressing as their characters. 
  • We are working with the Syracuse Elementary School in scheduling our next event. 

Educational Outreach Programs for Elementary School Classrooms:

The Syracuse-Wawasee Historical Museum has a mission of sharing local history with all members of the community – including school children! Our Educational Outreach Program aims to excite students about our town and county history through hands-on activities and interdisciplinary learning. All programs are tied to Indiana State Core Standards for Social Studies and can be tailored to emphasize specific learning objectives or topics at the request of classroom teachers.

Educational Outreach Programs are designed to be held in school classrooms or take place on site at the museum. Museum tours and scavenger hunts for children are also available by request. Most programs are free; donations are appreciated. Some program expansions may require a small fee per student for supply costs.

Check out the “Educator” tab and contact the museum to learn more and schedule your visit!