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Susan Elizabeth Klaffky

Susan Elizabeth Klaffky, museum director, consultant, researcher. Certified in museum curation and administration; certified teacher social studies 9-12, New York. University fellow New York University, 1981.


  • Klaffky, Susan Elizabeth was born on May 4, 1946. Daughter of Charles Hardin and Jane Margaret (Bruderlein) Sullivan.

  • Education

    • Bachelor with distinction, Smith College, 1967. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1969. Postgrad., New York University, 1982.

      Postgrad., Indiana University, since 1998.


    • Researcher, editorial and curatorial assistant Society for Preservation of Long Island Antiquities, Setauket, New York, 1974-1977. Assistant director for education The Museums at Stony Brook, 1983-1988, acting director, 1988-1989, vice president collections and interpretation, 1989. Executive director Woodrow Wilson Birthplace Museum, Staunton, Virginia, 1992-1996.

      Consultant to various museums, New York, 1990-1992, 97—.

    Major achievements

    • Certified in museum curation and administration. Certified teacher social studies 9-12, New York.


    • Co-author: A History of the Joseph Lloyd Manor House, 1976, Music and Dance in the Art of William Sidney Mount, 1985, A Holiday Sampler: Symbols of the Season, 1989. Editor: Long Island Is My Nation: The Decorative Arts and Craftsmen 1640-1830, 1976.


    Education chair Long Island Museum Association, 1982-1984, secretary, 1985-1986. Member American Association Museum, American Association for State and Local History, Virginia Association Museum, National Trust for History Preservation, Phi Beta Kappa.


    • Married Roger Willard Klaffky, October 12, 1969. Children: Erin Jeanne, Lauren Elizabeth.
    • father: Charles Hardin Sullivan
    • mother: Jane Margaret (Bruderlein) Sullivan
    • spouse: Roger Willard Klaffky
    • children: Erin Jeanne Klaffky
    • Lauren Elizabeth Klaffky
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    Born March 4, 1946
    (age 70)
    • 1967
      Smith College
    • 1969
      Columbia University
    • 1982
      New York University
    • 1974 - 1977
      Researcher, Society for Preservation of Long Island Antiquities
      New York, United States
    • 1974 - 1977
      editorial and curatorial assistant, Society for Preservation of Long Island Antiquities
      New York, United States
    • 1992 - 1996
      executive, director Woodrow Wilson Birthplace Museum
      Staunton, Illinois, United States
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