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2021 Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration was a HUGE success!

Our 2021 Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration was a HUGE success! Thank you to all who volunteered, donated, and attended!  Because of YOU, this evening was magical! Please enjoy this slideshow and we hope to see each and every one of you next year.   Make sure to visit us on Facebook to stay up to […]

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Purdue Varsity Glee Club is coming to Syracuse

Chautauqua-Wawasee is bringing the Purdue Varsity Glee Club to Syracuse on April 22, 2022 for their only performance in northeastern Indiana during the first half of 2022. Don’t miss this rare performance in Syracuse. The event will sell-out, so reserve your tickets soon! This dynamic musical troupe employs a versatile repertoire including gospel, vocal jazz, […]

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Old Fashioned Christmas 2021

Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration Looking for a unique fun-filled Christmas family activity?  Chautauqua’s Old Fashioned Christmas is the answer.  After Thanksgiving’s turkey stupor, on Saturday, November 27, come to Oakwood Resort in Syracuse.  Yes, Santa will be there with his reindeer, and yes, you can pet them!  Enjoy the Live Nativity and Sleigh Rides …and, […]

History of Native Americans in Northeastern Indiana

Chautauqua-Wawasee and Syracuse-Wawasee Historical Museum are collaborating to offer the third annual series of three programs that explore the history of Native Americans in northeastern Indiana. The three programs are presented over a three-day period, September 2-4, with the first two one-hour programs held at the Syracuse Community Center; the third program will be held […]

Chautauqua-Wawasee is hosting an evening with author and peace-seeker Cliff Kindy, an Indiana organic farmer.

Chautauqua-Wawasee is hosting an evening with author and peace-seeker Cliff Kindy, an Indiana organic farmer. His book Resurrection Peacemaking recounts his thirty years working with Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT), facing violent, unjust regimes in Iraq, Colombia, Israel/Palestine, Nigeria, Mexico and other trouble spots around the world. Cliff and other CPT volunteers have repeatedly put their […]

Historic “Then and Now” cruise is coming up!

Chautauqua-Wawasee is repeating last year’s successful “Lake Wawasee, Then & Now” presentation by local historian Ann Garceau of the Syracuse-Wawasee Historical Museum. As Ann shares interesting stories about historic structures that stood around the lake, you will be able to better visualize them with the aid of a provided pamphlet, Then and Now, picturing what […]

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The Chautauqua Fun Film Festival is this Saturday

The Chautauqua Fun Film Festival is this Saturday, August 7, at 10am at the Pickwick Theater in Syracuse.  Attendance is free.  The Festival consists of video clips shot by Syracuse-area residents of fun family times around the lake or home.  Over fifty clips were submitted by area residents showing dogs having fun in the water, […]

Abe Lincoln re-enactor, Danny Russel wowed us!

An Abe Lincoln re-enactor, Danny Russel provided an entertaining and often moving presentation of Lincoln’s life. He cited specific important events, such as the death of two of his children, and his introduction to slavery. He ended with a moving recitation of the Gettysburg Address. The program was part of Chautauqua-Wawasee’s Patriot Days program honoring […]