Entries by CHTQAAdmin

Secret Santa Drawing

Chautauqua-Wawasee thought it might be fun to have a Secret Santa Drawing! We can’t give you too many details, or we’d spoil the surprise, but we hope you’ll visit our Facebook Page for details. Our “Secret Santa” was VERY generous this year!

The “Old Fashioned Christmas” event has been cancelled

We are very disappointed to announce that after consultation with our partners, Syracuse Chamber and Syracuse Parks Department, we have decided to cancel this year’s Old Fashioned Christmas. We wish to thank the many people who have put an incredible amount of time, energy, and money into planning this event; I know we’re all disappointed.  […]

Second Annual Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration

Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration For those looking for a unique fun-filled Christmas family activity, Chautauqua-Wawasee, along with the Syracuse Parks Department and Syracuse-Wawasee Chamber of Commerce, plan the 2nd annual Old Fashioned Christmas at Oakwood Resort for November 28, from 6:00 to 8:00. The celebration is open to the public, free of charge, no registration […]

Fall Cruise – Lake Wawasee – “Did You Know?”

Chautauqua-Wawasee has asked local historian Ann Garceau of the Syracuse-Wawasee Historical Museum, and Erin Lomax of the Smithsonian Institute to share their knowledge of “What’s in the Depths of Lake Wawasee?” Based on their research, they will surprise, entertain and delight with stories about cars, boats, coins, and other relics known to have been lost, […]

Second Annual Native American Series | September 3-5

Chautauqua-Wawasee and Syracuse-Wawasee Historical Museum are collaborating to offer the second annual Native American series, which consists of three programs that explore the history of Native Americans in northeastern Indiana.  Each of the three one-hour programs will be presented over a three-day period, September 3-5, at the Syracuse Community Center, offered free of charge.  Each […]

Melissa Gentry-Mapping Indiana Women’s Suffrage Movement

Mapping Indiana Women’s Suffrage Movement By Mary Hursh   The women’s suffrage movement spanned decades. In 1911, the Woman’s Franchise League of Indiana was formed and became the propelling force for the right to vote. Women from all walks of life participated in the many marches, campaigns, and demonstrations that finally resulted in the passage […]

Helen Gougar – Reformer in the Suffrage Movement

Helen Gougar — Reformer in the Suffrage Movement By Mary Hursh Helen Mar Jackson Gougar (1843-1907) was an advocate for women’s suffrage as a lawyer, writer, and lecturer. Gougar was admitted to the bar by the Tippecanoe County Circuit Court on January 10, 1895, and in 1897, she was admitted by the Indiana Supreme Court. […]