About Us

Syracuse-Wawasee Historical 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 Sequicentennial 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.

Memberships Available:

Individual $20, annually
Family $30, annually
Corporate $100, annually
Lifetime $150 per person*

*Lifetime memberships include a free copy of Early Wawasee Days by Eli Lilly.



•Syracuse-Wawasee Historical DVD
•Mier Car Postcard
•Early Wawasee Days by Eli Lilly, 2007 Syracuse-Wawasee Historical Museum Edition
•Ken Harkless sketches of old scenes
•Laser prints of paintings by Betty Harkless Appenzeller
•Sharp’s Chronicles, a history of Syracuse by local historian Ron Sharp
•Other local memorabilia