Mission Statement

Tybee Island Historical Society

The Mission of the Tybee Island Historical Society is to preserve, develop, and promote the historic resources and legacy of Tybee Island to the benefit of our community, future generations, and nation as a whole by:

Restoring, interpreting, preserving, maintaining, and effectively operating the Tybee Island Light Station, Museum, and all ancillary sites and exhibits;

Collecting, preserving, storing, and exhibiting artifacts, documents, photographs, digital records, and images and other archival materials relevant to the cultural, military, maritime, and architectural heritage of Tybee Island; and

Working with and providing expertise to the City of Tybee Island and community organizations to preserve and promote Tybee’s historic legacy.


Historical Society Staff

Sarah Jones

Executive Director

Nicole Thompson

Director of Operations

Candy Hagemes-Carter

Gift Store Buyer/Merchandiser

Gus Rehnstrom

Volunteer Coordinator

Desiree Wood

Director of Education

Art Worden

Assistant Volunteer Coordinator

Kimmy Wix

Assistant Manager

Gift Shop

Joe Porterfield


Grounds Supervisor

Michael Poole


Preservation Specialist & Buildings Supervisor

Pat Austin


Gift Shop

Celeste Bernstein


Gift Shop


Board of Directors

Hope Barton, President
Allen Lewis, Vice President
Beth Hodges, Secretary
Bill Blakey, Treasurer

Neca Stoller

Mimi Ferrelle

Walker Beeson

Bill Garbett

Ron Bossick

Jim Peper

Paul Jackson

Raynette Evans

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(912) 786-5801

30 Meddin Dr, Tybee Island, GA 31328, USA

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