SYRACUSE — The Syracuse-Wawasee Historical Museum’s second Centennial Homes program of the summer will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14. in the Syracuse Community Center. This program will feature two family names (Kroh and Crow) pronounced the same but spelled differently.
Join the museum volunteers to learn more about the Charles (Jim) and Lucy Kroh family. Lucy Kroh’s roots in the area go back to the Walter family who built one of the first homes on Waco Drive and Freeman’s Orchard. Together Jim and Lucy entered into a partnership in Thornburg Drug Company, and the family became even more well known.
The program will also feature the life of Nathaniel Crow and his extensive landholdings on Lake Wawasee and in the town of Syracuse. Marvel at how descendants of the Nathaniel Crow family continue to figure prominently in the area. Crow’s Nest may be gone, but in preparation for this program, various members of the family are making sure memories stay alive in the community.