Friends of Historic Jekyll Island Friends of Historic Jekyll Island
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Friends of Historic Jekyll Island

Preserving Our History

Founded in 1985, the Friends are a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization established to assist in the preservation and interpretation of Jekyll Island, its natural and historic heritage.

In its early years, members were heavily involved in "hands-on" work in the Historic District. In recent years, the emphasis has switched to support, primarily through funding of enhancement projects selected in conjunction with the JIA Museum. Funds for these projects are generated through membership dues, bequests and fundraising events.

Current major fundraisers are an annual formal "Dinner at the Club" and a charity auction.



April 15, 2021, a marker honoring the Friends of Historic Jekyll Island was unveiled in the Historic District.  Taylor Davis, preservationist, did the honors. 

FOHJI President Rita Thompson delivered some remarks to those gathered for the event.


Taylor Davis, historic preservationist; Rita Thompson, FOHJI president;
Andrea Marroquin, curator; Michael Scott, director of historic resources.




Thank you to ALL who participated in the Friends of Historic Jekyll Island's first online auction!  The auction was a huge success, which would not have been possible without our generous donors, our participating bidders, and our auction committee.  

Congratulations to all the winning bidders!

Proceeds from the auction will go towards the Centennial Celebration of the Tiffany window in Faith Chapel and the Baker-Crane Carriage House restoration project.


Thank you to our generous auction donors!

We appreciate your support.

Artisans                                              A Stitch in Time                                          Barbara Stevenson

Basil This & Sushi                             Beach House                                            Beach Life Massage

Beachside Bike Rentals                     Bob Kirsopp                                                     Broomelli Boys

Brunswick Actors Theatre                 Brunswick Country Club                                         Carol Fritz

Cheddars                                            Chuck Diefenderfer                                           Cindy Fordyce

City Market                               Coastal Georgia Historical Society             Coastal Tide Excursions

Days Inn & Suites                              Delaney’s                                                  DelSur Artisan Eats

Doc's Snack Shop                              Don Squires                                                        Dot and Army

Driftwood Bistro                      Friends of Historic Jekyll Island                           Georgia Sea Grille

Gilbert McLemore                             Gnat's Landing                      Go Fish Clothing & Jewelry Co.

Golden Isles Carriage and Trail         Griffin Bicycle Shop                                            Harris Teeter

Harry Kicklighter                              Hello Goodbuy                                  Heritage Oaks Golf Club

Home 2 Suites                                   Indigo Shanty                                                       Island House

Island Sweets Shoppe                        Janice McNaney                                                Jeff Thompson

Jekyll Island Arts Association           Jekyll Island Authority                       Jekyll Island Boat Tours

Jekyll Island Club Resort                  Jekyll Island Foundation                                      Jekyll Realty

Jim & Nancy McGarrah                    Jim & Sharon Carlson                                                   JIMGA

K2O Properties Bruce and Kathleen Oehler                                          Kathy & Drummond Spence

Ken Sherman and Sherrie Gibrey Sherman                                                         Lighthouse Trolleys

Main St Frame Shop                          Mary Perkins                                          Mike & Pam Mueller

Osprey Cove Golf Club                     Oz for Hair                                          Parker-Kaufman Realty

Patricia Bowman                               Publix                                                              Red Bug Motors

Red Bug Pizza                                   Richland Rum                                                   Rita Thompson

Robert and Sandra Smith                   Sanctuary Golf Club                                           Sharon Peters

Skipper's Fish Camp                          Southeast Adventure Outfitters

Stone Street LLC Bruce and Beverly Taylor                                               Susan and Robert Mayne

Taylor House Interiors                       The Commissary                                The Lodge on Little SSI

The Pinball Palace                             Tidelands                                                        Tipsy McSway's

Tortuga Jack's                                    Tramici’s Restaurant                                       Villas by the Sea

Westin Jekyll Island                           Zachry’s Riverhouse

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