2023 – 2024 Programs

Programs start at 6:30 PM and are held in the Mosaic Tack Room unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming Programs:

March 21:  Lucy Hatcher, Mosaic Educator will present the program “Glynn County at War.”  (WWII)

April 18:  Members Only Annual Meeting at the Outdoor Classroom at Mosaic

May 16:  We will tour the historically significant site of Horton House.  Not only will we learn about the house itself, but also about the about the international diplomatic meeting between Spanish and English delegations prior to the outbreak of the American Revolution. We will also tour the surrounding site to evaluate the erosion that is destroying its history, which will only increase with sea level rise.

Previous Programs:

Our first program of 2024 was presented on February 15 by archaeologist Dr. Keith Ashley of the University of North Florida. He spoke about the Mocama village of Sarabay, which is located east of Jacksonville on Big Talbot Island. His presentation provided insights into the archaeological dig and artifacts found related to the Indigenous peoples of the area and the Spanish who arrived in 1565. Those in attendance asked many interesting questions which Dr. Ashley enthusiastically answered. Presentation video, by videographer Samuel Marshall, can now be viewed:

The November program was a trolley tour to Indian Mound Cottage where attendees were greeted by J.P. Morgan, Jr., aka Jack. Jack discussed his membership in the Jekyll Island Club and his experiences on the island. He then took his guests on a tour of the cottage which was the winter home for William Rockefeller and his family. The program filled up very quickly so we added a second tour. We look forward to more programs that include historical reenactors.

Tuesday, October 17, our program was a day trip to Sapelo Island. Thirty-two of us enjoyed the beautiful day that included visits to the research lab, the Georgia Marine Institute (GAMI), the beach, and the historic lighthouse, in addition to a general tour of the island. Our guides were Corrine and Adam of Sapelo’s educational department, and we met Nick of GAMI.

Mark Williams, the new JIA Director, spoke at the FOHJI September program.

View video on Youtube:

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2022 – 2023 Programs

On March 16, Michael A. Seibert, Chief of Resources for Fort Frederica National Monument and Cumberland Island presented “Reinvigoration of Archeology- Fort Frederica NM”. The presentation was interesting and educational. Thank you, Michael!

Video: (cut and paste link into address bar)

Thank you, Samuel Marshall, videographer.

Pam Bauer Mueller spoke about her most recent book, THE SKY IS MY HOME, on February 16, 2023. Not only did she share information about Hazel Jane Raines, the subject of her book, but she also shared how she gets her inspiration for her books and her writing process.

Video now available:

Thank you to Samuel Marshall

On November 17, 2022, Robin Gunn of the Ossabaw Island Foundation gave an interesting talk about the history of the island, Georgia’s third largest barrier island.

Bruce Piatek presented “First People of Jekyll Island – Thousands of People for Thousands of Years” on October 20. He discussed the archaeology of Jekyll Island and what is known about the Native American people who lived on the island.

To view the video, click on (or copy and paste into address bar):   Video by Samuel Marshall

Bonnie Householder kicked off the 2022-2023 Program Season in September with an informative talk about the Goodyear Family.

Click on the link to view the presentation: Thank you to our videographer Samuel Marshall.