FOHJI Historic Marker Friends of Historic Jekyll Island


Preserving Our History

Founded in 1987, Friends of Historic Jekyll Island (FOHJI) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to 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 shifted to financial support of preservation projects undertaken by the Jekyll Island Authority and to sponsoring educational programs and initiatives. Funds for projects are generated through membership dues, bequests, and fundraising events (particularly the Annual Dinner at the Club and the Annual Auction).

The marker recognizing the Friends of Historic Jekyll Island's contributions to the preservation of Jekyll Island's history is located on Pier Road in the Historic District.

Fall Programs—the following programs are scheduled for 6:30 PM in the Mosaic Tack Room:

Thursday, September 15, 2022: Bonnie Householder -  “The Goodyears of Jekyll Island”

Thursday, October 20, 2022: Bruce Piatek - “First People of Jekyll Island”

Thursday, November 17, 2022: Elizabeth DuBose, Executive Director, Ossabaw Island Foundation - “Revealing the Voices and Mystery of Ossabaw Island

The Friends of Historic Jekyll Island Online Auction is now over!

We appreciate everyone’s generosity in making this fundraiser such a successful event!  

Thank you to volunteers, donors, and bidders for supporting our mission of preserving Jekyll Island's

natural and historic heritage.


Seventy-fifth Soiree

On January 28, 2022, Jekyll Island celebrated its 75th year as a state park with a black-tie gala that included cocktails, synchronized swimming, fireworks, dinner, dancing, and an anniversary cake.  




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