Our Team

St. Augustine Historical Society's employees are highly-trained, experienced and dedicated to the success of our mission statement.

Have questions for the St. Augustine Historical Society? Feel free to call us at (904) 824-2872. 

Magen Wilson

Executive Director

 

Magen Wilson is the Executive Director. Magen is currently pursuing a M.A. in American History with a concentration in Public History at the Univeristy of North Florida. She received her B.A. in History with Minors in Anthropolgy and African-American Studies from the University of North Florida. You can reach her via email here.

 

 

Bailey Hersey

Oldest House Museum Store Manager

 

Bailey Hersey is the Oldest House Store Manager. She started working for the St. Augustine Historical Society in December 2012 as a docent. In December 2015, she took over store management.  Bailey handles tour scheduling, merchandise selection, online purchases, and  the staff at the Oldest House Museum Complex. Bailey graduated in May 2015 from Flagler College with a B.A. in Media Studies and a minor in English. Bailey's capstone project was a study of gender roles portrayed in modern television. You can reach her via email here

 

Jeanette Vigliotti 

Digital Media Specialist

 

Jeanette Vigliotti is the Digital Media Specialist and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Media, Art and Text from Virginia Commonwealth University. She started working for the St. Augustine Historical Society in January 2012 as a docent.  Her duties include maintaining the Historical Soceity's digital presence across various platforms, curating social media content, as well as editing the East Florida Gazette and quarterly newsletters. Jeanette has a M.A. in English Literature from the University of North Florida. Her work focuses on identity and representation in social media spaces.  She has a B.A. in English Literature and minors in History and Creative Writing from Flagler College. You can reach her via email here

Angie Gillepsie 

Property Manager

 

Angie Gillepsie is the Property Manager. She maintains the many properties under the care of the society. In October 2003, she began working for the Society as a gardner. Since then, she has worked for the Society as the Wedding Coordinator.  Angie holds a Home Health Care Certificate.  You can reach her via email here.

Melissa Procaccini

Office Manager

 

Melissa Procaccini is the Office Manager for the St. Augustine Historical Society. In May 2015, she started working for as a docent at The Oldest House Museum Complex and she took over office management in August 2016. Melissa handles invoices, office management, and memberships.  Melissa graduated from Flagler College in May of 2016 with a B.A. in Accounting and Business Administration and a minor in Finance. Melissa's capstone project was generating new business strategies for modern businesses. You can reach her by email here.

Robert F. Nawrocki

Chief Librarian

 

Bob Nawrocki joined the St. Augustine Historical Society as Chief Librarian in September 2010. He is responsible for running the library. This involves preserving the records of St. Augustine and St. Johns County, making them accessible and collecting material for use by future researchers.  The library averages about a 1,000 researchers a year and answers more questions thanthat that arrive via phone, email and letters. Many people assume we only collect “old things” but we have a responsibility to collect information about today, preserve it and make it available in the future. The library has books, periodicals, maps, manuscripts, oral histories, photographs, and architectural drawings that all require specialized care. Bob Nawrocki received his M.S.LIS. from Catholic University and his B.A. in History from Buffalo State University. You can reach him via email here.

 

Charles A. Tingley

Senior Research Librarian

 

Charles Tingley began working as a volunteer for the St. Augustine Historical Society in 1978. He received the Historical Society’s 1993 award for outstanding community volunteer work.  Tingley was hired as an assistant librarian in 1994. He served as Library Manager from 1999 to 2008 and again in 2010. Today in his capacity as Senior Research Librarian, he assists researchers both in the reading room and via correspondence. He also presents community outreach programs on behalf of the society on St. Augustine history and architecture, and genealogy. He has maintained the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument’s library since 1999. Beginning in 2004 he has been an instructor for the Florida Humanities Council’s teacher’s symposia on Spanish Colonial Florida giving programs on archival resources and in depth tours of the Gonzalez-Alvarez House. Charles received his A.A. from Hillsborough State College. You can reach him via email here.

 

Debra Willis

Assistant Librarian

 

Debby has worked for the St. Augustine Historical Society since March 2009. She oversees our library volunteers and also maintains the library online database and computer systems and assists with patrons.  Previously, she owned and operated a retail computer store for over 12 years. She also worked in media in the public school system for 15 years as a librarian, a graphic artist and technician in educational television. Debby graduated from Daytona State College with her A.A. You can reach her via email here.
 
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