Entries by CHTQAAdmin

Local History 3-Programs Series a Success

Local History 3-Programs Series a Success Chautauqua-Wawasee and Syracuse-Wawasee Historical Museum joined together to offer three programs exploring local history for the period from the 1750s to the 1850s. The programs were in support of Archaeology Month. All programs were free to attend. The first program, held Thursday evening at the Syracuse Community Center, featured […]

Cliff Kindy explains Plowsharing the Tools of War

In Resurrection Peacemaking: Plowsharing the Tools of War, Cliff Kindy explains that nonviolence is most effective when it intentionally retakes the initiative from the actors of violence. The New Testament is full of tools to retake the initiative for peace. Paul invites us to overcome evil with good (Romans 12:21); and to feed our enemies […]

Chautauqua Wawasee Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration- 2022

Chautauqua Wawasee Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration- 2022 Chautauqua-Wawasee’s annual event for mom, dad, grandpa, grandma, and kids of all ages! Santa, live nativity, Grinch, Frosty, plus other characters, chapel reading of the Christmas story, live reindeer, musical groups, family photo booth, caroling, and more! What: Outdoor family Event – dress for warmth When: November 26, […]

We’re Hosting the Annual Meeting of all North American Chautauquas.

The Chautauqua movement began in the 1870s. Teddy Roosevelt hailed it as “the most American thing in America.” On September 27-30, we will host the annual gathering of the 19 North American Chautauqua organizations at the Oakwood Resort. During the meetings, the Chautauqua organizations report on their activities and share common experiences. See More

Chautauqua Wawasee second annual Family Fun Film Festival

The second annual Chautauqua Family Fun Film Festival, held at Pickwick Theater on August 6th , included more than 50 video clips and a few still photos. Ellie Johnston won the “Fun with Animals” award for her video showing her paddle board adventures with her dog. Sydney Lamb’s winning “Fun with Water” video showed Sydney […]

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2022 Northern Indiana History Series

Chautauqua-Wawasee and the Syracuse-Wawasee Historical Museum are once again collaborating to offer a 3-day series of educational and entertaining programs focused on northern Indiana native American history. All programs are free to attend. Thursday, September 1- 6:30-7:30 p.m. Using Maps to Unlock the Past (1866 – 1903) As Kosciusko County Surveyor, Mike Kissinger, has done […]

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2022 Cliff Kindy Workshop

2022 Cliff Kindy Workshop What if Christians had the passion for peacekeeping that warriors have for war? Participate in an evening with author and peace-seeker Cliff Kindy, an Indiana organic farmer. Cliff will share about his many Christian Peacemaker Team journeys (Iraq, Sudan, Iran…), and how he became part of CPTs. The workshop will explore […]

In Honor of the Fallen- Taps Across the Water Tribute

Over Memorial Day weekend, Chautauqua Wawasee and Syracuse American Legion Post 223 hosted the second annual “Taps Across the Water” to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. The following local men gave the last full measure of devotion to our country:   Civil War: Hiram Bonner, John Bonner, […]

Thank you to our “little artists”!

We wanted to share this fun slideshow with you! The kids had a great time making their very own art projects at the Oakwood Wawasee Fine Arts Festival this year! We hope you enjoy this slideshow illustrating how very proud these young Picassos were.      

Patriotic Pops Concert-The Tradition Continues 

Patriotic Pops Concert-The Tradition Continues The Fort Wayne Philharmonic is returning to Syracuse after a one-year absence to perform the annual patriotic pops concert at Lake Wawasee on Sunday, June 26.   The concert is held outdoors on the lawn of Inn at Oakwood Resort.   This concert is a celebration of the American Spirit, featuring […]