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Historic Lake Wawasee Cruise Rescheduled

Due to COVID-19, the May 21st Historic Lake Wawasee “Then & Now” cruise aboard the S.S. Lillypad has been rescheduled for July 31.  All those who purchased tickets for the May 21 program are being refunded, and will need to purchase tickets for the July 21st cruise.  Tickets for the new date may be purchased […]

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Celebrate Women’s Suffrage Centennial

On Aug. 26, 1920, Hoosier women won the right to vote. Starting this Spring and Summer, the Women’s Suffrage Centennial is being celebrated throughout Indiana and America.  August 26 has been designated Women’s Equality Day, and Syracuse has designated the week of August 23-29 as “Women’s Suffrage Centennial Celebration” week. Chautauqua-Wawasee will be putting on […]

Covid-19 Update

We have not canceled May events yet, but will make that decision May 1.  Refunds will be made promptly for the Lillypad Cruise if canceled.  Stay safe!

Purdue Cancels Extracurricular Events – Purdue Varsity Glee Club

Chautauqua-Wawasee has received notice that Purdue University has announced the cancellation of all extracurricular events which includes Purdue Varsity Glee Club performances.  We are very disappointed because their performance scheduled for April 24 here in Syracuse was approaching a sell-out.  We are in the process of refunding all ticket sales; that process will complete by […]

Oakwood Fine Arts Festival – June 12, 2021

  Chautauqua-Wawasee is holding the 7th annual Oakwood Fine Arts Festival June 12 in the park of Oakwood Resort in Syracuse, Indiana.  This Festival brings together 30 local and regional artists from around the northern Indiana area. The outdoor setting provides a family-friendly environment.  Food vendors are onsite for snacks and lunch, with outside seating […]

Harkless Foundation Awards Chautauqua-Wawasee 2019 $7,000 Grant | December 2019

James E. Caskey, president of the Kenneth and Lela Harkless Foundation, announced $85,500 in grants have been awarded to various organizations within the Syracuse community. The grants were awarded to the following: Syracuse-Wawasee Historical Museum, $16,000; Teen Parents Succeeding, $12,000; Syracuse Parks Department, $10,000; Syracuse Cemetery Association, $10,000; Oakwood Foundation Chautauqua-Wawasee, $7,000; Lilly Center for […]

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Oakwood Old Fashioned Christmas | November 28th 6pm-8pm

Chautauqua Wawasee is pleased announce the second annual Oakwood Old Fashioned Christmas.  This is the time that Oakwood comes alive for the Christmas Holidays.   Come and Join us!! The beautiful Christmas Tree, in the front of the Oakwood Inn, will light up in all of it’s splendor at 6:20pm.  Last year’s most popular was […]