Several of our Project Stewardship participants have an interest in trains as well as in history! Therefore, we are arranging an outing to the Wantagh Museum. This is an opportunity made possible by the Wantagh Preservation Society.
The Wantagh Museum resides in three structures, The Station, The “Jamaica” Railroad Car and the Original Wantagh Post Office. The Station was built in 1885 and originally stood on Railroad Avenue, east of Wantagh Avenue. In 1966, The Station was moved to its current location to save it from demolition when the Wantagh Railroad service was expanded. After this move, The Station was restored to its 1904 appearance, and in 1982, the Wantagh Preservation Society opened the structure to the public as a museum.
Together, The Railroad Station The “Jamaica” and The Original Wantagh Post Office offer visitors an opportunity to see important parts of everyday life from an era 100 years ago. The Station contains displays including a collection of turn-of-the-century photographs that depict life in early Wantagh. Several display cases feature memorabilia from Wantagh’s past and exhibits of historical themes.
Participants can enjoy this local educational experience with one another. Artists in the group can bring drawing pads or cameras to photograph the train, structures and grounds. Feel free to bring water, light lunch or snack.
Project Stewardship is our program for young adults (monthly meetings/workshops and outings in addition to volunteer/internship placements) providing opportunities for participants to find and follow their bliss while connecting with and helping others in the process! MAKE NEW FRIENDS • BUILD SKILLS • GAIN LIFE-ENHANCING EXPERIENCES.