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 2016-2017 -

The 2017 Jekyll Island photo wall calendars are now available from the Jekyll Island Business Association. Each month features a photograph taken by an island resident or visitor. The calendars are now available at these Jekyll Island shops: Jekyll Island Club Hotel Gift Shop, Seaside Sunglasses, The Commissary, The Island House, and Whittle's Gifts. A portion of the proceeds from sale of the calendars is donated for conservation and preservation on Jekyll Island. Photos are being solicited for the 2018 calendar. Submit your Jekyll Island digital photos to

5 March 2017: Annual Charity Auction at the Morgan Center, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
* Artwork: original oils, prints, handmade pottery, photography, glassware
* Dining opportunities at fine area restaurants
* Sporting goods
* Golf equipment and green fees
* Adventure opportunities
* Lodging packages at Jekyll Island hotels
* Merchandise: books, wine, pottery, gift certificates, jewelry, and more
* Music by Eddie Pickett
* Free Admission and Plenty of Parking
* Cash Bar and Free Snacks

8 March 2017: Board Meeting: Villa Ospo at 3:00 pm

6 April 2017: Annual Meeting and Election of New Board Members: Museum Auditorium at 6:30 pm

19 April 2017: Board Meeting with New Board Members Observing: Villa Ospo at 3:00 pm

10 May 2017: Board Meeting: Officer Election and Installation of New Board Members: Villa Ospo at 3:00 pm

18 May 2017: Monthly Program - TBD: Museum Auditorium at 6:30 pm

30 January 2018: Annual Formal Dinner


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