Coastal Georgia Historical Society relies on the support of members, donors, and volunteers to sustain our mission to preserve Coastal Georgia’s rich heritage.

We are truly fortunate to have a strong and loyal group of members–which now numbers more than 800 individuals and families–whose  generosity is key to the development, growth, and maintenance of our historic structures; exhibitions and collections; archives and research facilities; and school and public programs. Membership benefits, which are outlined below, include invitations to lectures, field trips, store discounts, and entrance to our two museums.

The Society is particularly indebted to the Keepers of the Light, our leadership group, who serve as stewards and steadfast advocates of our mission. The Keepers were formed in 2005 with five individuals and families, and have grown to over 200 members this year. Each Keeper contributes $1,000 or more annually to support the Society.

If you wish to support the mission of the Society, we invite you to become a member by using the form below, or contacting the Society’s Director of Development, Sheila VanderWood, at (912) 634-7096 or email [email protected].  Please note that memberships are good for one year from the time of initial purchase.

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Please use this form to share your updated contact information with us to ensure you receive all membership and program information: Member Contact and Preference Form.

Membership Categories

All membership categories include:

  • Quarterly Newsletters
  • Unlimited Free Admission to Both Museums
  • Free Admission to Three Membership Meetings and Select Events
  • Use of Archives and Library
  • 10% Merchandise Discount in Museum Store
  • Guest Passes (number based on membership level; good for one-time use only; can be redeemed at either Museum)
  • Recognition in the Annual Report


Sustainer ($1,000 – $2,499)

Patron ($2,500 – $4,999)

Benefactor ($5,000 – $9,999)

Luminary ($10,000 and above)

Sustainer: Membership* + two season passes to the Little Light Music Concert Series, two tickets to the Annual Keeper Appreciation Reception, and six guest passes.

Patron: Sustainer benefits, plus two additional season passes to the Little Light Music Concert Series and “Concierge Service” that includes one private tour of the museum.

Benefactor and Luminary: Patron benefits, plus one additional private tour of the museum.


Membership* + four single tickets to any Little Light Music Concert and four guest passes


Membership* + two single tickets to any Little Light Music Concert and two guest passes


Membership* + two guest passes


Membership for one person

*Membership for two adults and dependent children

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Coastal Georgia Historical Society is designated as a 501(c)(3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service. Gifts are eligible for a charitable deduction from Federal and state income taxes to the extent provided by law.