Wantagh Preservation Society

PO Box 132
Wantagh, NY 11793

516-826-8767 - wantaghmuseum@gmail.com

Wantagh Preservation Society


The Wantagh Preservation Society is a non-profit organization based in Wantagh, Long Island. It maintains the Wantagh Museum and engages in other activities to improve the historical values of the community. The Wantagh Preservation Society was founded in 1965, in order to save Wantagh’s 1885 Victorian Railroad Station from demolition, when plans for an elevated railroad crossing called for its removal. The restored railroad station now houses the Wantagh museum.

Wantagh Preservation Society is a member of the Long Island Library Resources Council.


1885 Wantagh Station

Items relating to the move and restoration of the original Wantagh, NY train station

Jones Beach, High Hill Beach and The Wantagh Parkway

Photographs, color slides, documents and show tickets relating to the creation and design of the Jones Beach State Park complex.

The Jamaica Parlor Car

Photos and documents of the "Jamaica" parlor car of the Long Island Railroad

Wantagh Fire Department

Photographs and documents relating to the Wantagh Fire Department in Wantagh, NY

Wantagh Local History

Photos, documents and ephemera of Wantagh, NY.

Wantagh Museum

Images and records documenting the restoration of the Wantagh Train Station into the Wantagh Museum.

Wantagh People

Photographs of various members in the Wantagh, NY Community

Wantagh Railroad Elevation Project

Photographs taken during the renovation of the Babylon Line of the Long Island Rail Road.

Wantagh School Collection

Items relating to the schools of Wantagh, NY