Chautauqua-Wawasee presents the first session in its educational series, “From the Ground Up,” this week.
These sessions are loosely based on Eli Lilly’s book, “Early Wawasee Days.” Go back in time to learn about the archeological background, Native American history and area pioneer experiences from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays, July 14, 21 and 28 .
Time Machine Ð first stop takes place July 14, from at Syracuse Community Center, 1013 North Long Drive, Syracuse. Marni Karaffa, geologist with Indiana Geological Survey, Bloomington, will be presenting information about the formation of the lakes area. All three sessions are open to all ages, with no admission charge.
Time Machine D second stop is July 21, and led by local Historian Jack Elam. Elam will turn the calendar back to explore Native American history and area pioneer experiences. Don’t forget to ask him about John Dillinger’s exploits.
The third session, led by Jane Modesitt includes a “Show’N Tell” where you can share your own experiences and memories. This session will end at 1 p.m. and snacks and beverages will be provided.
Chautauqua-Wawasee is a non-for profit organization truly dedicated to the community by providing quality program utilizing the four pillars of the Chautauqua Institution which consist of arts, education, religion and recreation. There is no charge for this event, just call or email Marlies to reserve a seat at (574) 518-1094 or [email protected].