Under the siding of the Quinn home on Kale Island is a log cabin built in the 1800s. The cabin, possibly the oldest on Lake Wawasee, is the original size, with a loft — except for the upstairs dormers, a small back porch and plumbing.
Enjoy learning about the history of the home along with other highlights of Kale Island during the Syracuse-Wawasee Historical Museum’s Centennial Homes program, at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 10, in the Syracuse Community Center across from Lakeside Park on Long Drive.
The park owes its existence to W.E. “Ed” Long, who made his name in the baking industry in Chicago, and blessed this community with many innovative ideas — most well-known being his gardens on Kale Island.
Betty Harkless Appenzeller lived on the island and left a legacy through her paintings of many well-known places in the lakes area. They would be remiss not to share the history of King’s Grocery which many knew as The Beacon restaurant, the root beer stand and across from it, the area now known as WACF’s “Between the Lakes.”
Join others at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 10, for a history of Kale Island.