Friends of Historic Jekyll Island Friends of Historic Jekyll Island
- Friends of Historic Jekyll Island -
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.
- Friends of Historic Jekyll Island Events 2018/2019 -

Don't forget to send in your membership renewal!


29 January 2019 Annual Dinner at the Club Fundraiser  5:30 p.m.  Grand Dining Room, Jekyll Club Resort. Everyone is invited to this formal gala dinner to raise funds for the continued restoration of Hollybourne. The theme this year is The Jekyll Island Club Hotel: The Revival of a National Treasure, with speakers Dave Curtis and Vance Hughes discussing the revival of the Jekyll Club in 1985. The cost is $125 per person, and the reservation deadline is January 15th. For an invitation contact Rita Thompson at or at 678-520-9813.

13 February 2019 Board Meeting 3:00 p.m.  Villa Ospo

21 February 2019 PROGRAM:  June McCash - "Marguerite's Landing - Wife of Christophe DuBignon"  6:30 p.m.  Jekyll Presbyterian Church

3 March 2019 Annual Charity Auction Fundraiser  2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Morgan Center

13 March 2019 Board Meeting 3:00 p.m.  Villa Ospo

21 March 2019 Annual Friends of Historic Jekyll Island Meeting and Members Party    6:30 p.m.  Villa Ospo

10 April 2019  Board Meeting 3:00 p.m.  Villa Ospo

18 April 2019  PROGRAM:  Pamela Bauer Mueller   6:30 p.m.  Jekyll Presbyterian Church

8 May 2019 Board Meeting  3:00 p.m.  Villa Ospo

16 May 2019  PROGRAM:  Robin White - "St. Simon's Lighthouse"  6:30 p.m.  Jekyll Presbyterian Church

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