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.
 
 

BECAUSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS, ALL IN-PERSON EVENTS WILL BE DETERMINED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS.

OCTOBER PROGRAM:    OCTOBER 21 AT 6:30 AT MOSAIC

The Friends of Historic Jekyll Island welcome Robin White who will present an interesting program about Sapelo Island. 

Robin White moved to St Simons Island in 2014, Robin began volunteering with the Coastal Georgia Historical Society, St Simons Land Trust, and the Georgia Sea Turtle Center.  She serves on the board of The Friends of Sapelo where she serves as the Docent Coordinator for the RJ Reynolds Mansion.  In addition, she works part time at the Jekyll Island Guest Information Center where she enjoys sharing her love of Jekyll Island with visitors from all over the country. 

                

SEPTEMBER PROGRAM:  "The Bridgebuilder: The Maurice Family and Hollybourne Cottage" presented by Bonnie Householder                       

View the video:  https://youtu.be/dG6HwCJSK_4

          

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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.

   

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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.

                     


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