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 HERE.

This event is limited to 110 people and will sell-out so buy your tickets early.

What:  2-hour Lake Wawasee Cruise

When:  July 31, 1:30 – 3:30 pm boarding begins at 1:00

Where:  The Frog Tavern, Syracuse, Indiana

Tickets: $25 per person.

Purchase tickets HERE.

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 a number of events, partnering with the Syracuse-Wawasee Historical Museum, Syracuse-Wawasee Chamber and Indiana Humanities.  Stay tuned!  More details to follow!

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 Varsity Glee Club Performance Rescheduled – October 23, 2020

The Purdue Varsity Glee Club performance that was set for April 24 has been rescheduled for October 23, 7:30 – 9:00.  Tickets are on sale now, so click here to buy.

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 March 12.  To be clear, the April 24 event is canceled.  We have been given a tentative reschedule date in October, and will share more information once this is finalized.

Oakwood Fine Arts Fair – Vendor Inquiries

A few tent spaces are still available for the Oakwood Fine Arts Fair to be held August 15, 10:00 – 5:00 at Oakwood Resort.  If interested, contact Candice Brown at 574-377-7543 or email at cbrown@CHQW.org

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 Lakes and Streams, $5,000; R.E.A.L. Services, $5,000; town of Syracuse, $5,000; Syracuse-Wawasee Rotary Club, $4,000; Kosciusko Community Senior Services, $4,000; Lakeland Youth Center, $3,000; Wawasee Supermileage, $2,500; Syracuse-Wawasee Garden Club, $1,000; and Fort Wayne Philharmonic, $1,000.