The Board of Trustees recently approved the creation of a curator of collections position and tapped Carol Poulos for the new role.
As Curator, Poulos will have responsibility and authority for the permanence, relevance, and availability of the collections. The collections consist of historical photographs, writings, documents, furnishings, tools, implements, and other artifacts owned or managed by the Wantagh Preservation Society. Poulos was raised in Wantagh, as was her grandmother, who was the daughter of a blacksmith.
Poulos graduated from and earned a B.A. in Sociology and Spanish from Quinnipiac College in Hampden, Conn. Genealogy is a favorite of Poulos, who has spent many hours researching the subject at libraries, courthouses and historical societies as well as online. For the past eight years, she has attended a week -long genealogy tour in Salt Lake City featuring classes as well as research.
Throughout the year, Poulos attends various workshops, webinars and lectures and also works with the Freeport Historical Society in their digitization project. The Wantagh native has been cataloging, scanning and archiving documents in the collection of the Wantagh Preservation Society as well as researching local history in old newspapers and Town Hall records. She is currently a Trustee of the Wantagh Preservation Society.
The Wantagh Preservation Society, founded in 1965, was incorporated and granted an Absolute Charter by the New York State Board of Regents and the State Education Department. The organization’s collection is housed in the Wantagh Museum, for which the Society has a custodial and operating agreement with Nassau County. For further information on the Wantagh Museum, which is located at 1700 Wantagh Ave. , log onto their website.