Rainbow over WawaseeLocated in the Syracuse Community Center, across from Lakeside Park on Syracuse Lake, the Syracuse-Wawasee Historical Museum, offers residents and visitors an opportunity to learn more about this magnificent area and the individuals and institutions that have shaped it. If you have not been in, please plan to do so. And even if you have, it is worth another visit as there is always something new to see.
The Museum is open Monday-Friday 1-5 pm and by appointment (574-457-3599). Admission is free, although donations are always welcome. In addition, the Museum offers programs on topics of interest. Please check with Museum for information on current programs or refer to the Community Center Events published in The Mail-Journal.


Everyone is invited to become a member of the Museum. Membership entitles you to receive the Museum newsletter, discounts on Museum programs, and the knowledge that you are helping the Museum carry out its mission. The Museum receives no tax revenues but rather relies on membership, gifts from generous friends, and fund raising activities. The Museum offers Individual memberships at $20 annually, family memberships at $30 annually, corporate memberships at $100 annually and lifetime memberships at $150 per person. Lifetime memberships include a copy of Early Wawasee Days by Eli Lilly.


The Museum is offering the new reprint of Early Wawasee Days by Eli Lilly. Also the old pictures, donated to the Museum over the years, have been put on a DVD which is available for sale. Sketches of Lake Wawasee by Scott Edgell are also available. This year limited copies of Land of the Indians by Karl-Keiper and The Mystery of BHOWAL by Cole S. Brembeck.


The Museum is grateful for the generous contributions of many WPOA members who also are members and friends of the Museum. Without you, it would not be possible for the museum to carry out its mission. Thank you.