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Coastal Georgia Historical Society's World War II Home Front Museum at the HIstoric Coast Guard Station on St. Simons Island

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The Coastal Georgia Historical Society's newly opened World War II Home Front Museum recounts how our quiet coastal region was transformed when our country went to war and brings to life the extraordinary contributions made by Coastal Georgia. Read more

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Julie Andrew

The Coastal Georgia Historical Society wrapped up its season of Little Light Music with a final concert by the Sensational Sounds of Motown. As usual, the perennial favorites had the crowd up and dancing from their very first song. Read more

People & Places

The breeze has kept things cool on summer Sunday evenings on lawn overlooking the ocean at the Little Light Music concerts. Party band Loose Chain & The Funk Brotherhood kept the audiences entertained at recent concerts with hits that spanned decades Read more

People & Places

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Molly Duckworth

The Coastal Georgia Historical Society’s annual Little Light Music summer concert series kicked off in May with a fantastic performance by The Tams. They had the crowd up dancing and singing along to their favorite tunes. Read more

People & Places

Zach White, Sandy Jensen, Staci Bennett

Julie Andrew

Recently the Coastal Georgia Historical Society held a reception honoring the Society’s Keepers of the Light at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center. They also announced the completion of the capital campaign to fund a WWII Home Front Museum on SSI. Read more

People & Places

William Hamilton, Alex Houser, Brannon Emery

Julie Andrew

The final concert of the Coastal Georgia Historical Society’s A Little Light Music summer concert series was packed! Island visitors and residents alike enjoyed a sunny Labor Day Weekend Sunday evening with music by the Sensation Sounds of Motown. Read more

People & Places

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Julie Andrew

Local rockers Island Garage band had the crowd on the St. Simons Lighthouse lawn tapping their feet and singing along at August’s A Little Light Music concert presented by the Coastal Georgia Historical Society. Read more

People & Places

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Julie Andrew

The EIL crew helped people get in the patriotic spirit the weekend before the 4th of July at A Little Light Music. Attendees donned red, white and blue and let us snap their photos while they enjoyed music by Still Cruzin on a sultry summer eve. Read more

People & Places

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Julie Andrew

Elegant Island Living is proud to be a sponsor of the Coastal Georgia Historical Society’s A Little Light Music summer concert series. The Tams had everyone dancing and singing along with them for the first concert of the season. Read more

People & Places

Corinne Johnston, Howard Rubin

Julie Andrew

The Coastal Georgia Historical Society held its annual Holiday Open House recently. The day’s special shopping event also included fun and educational crafts, games, and activities for children, free tours, and living history. Read more

People & Places

Artist Steve Penley and Hilary Stringfellow with the raffled painting

Julie Andrew Tharpe

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Coastal Georgia Historical Society held a cocktail party for members at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center. Part of the fun was a raffle of the East Beach Coast Guard Station painting by artist Steve Penley. Read more

People & Places

In celebration of the Coastal Georgia Historical Society’s 50th Anniversary, the 2015 Chautauqua series of four lectures on Thursday evenings in August will explore the world of American lighthouses, with special emphasis on the St. Simons Light. Read more

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The St. Simons Lighthouse Keeper’s Dwelling received an award for Excellence in Restoration from the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation at its 38th annual Preservation Awards ceremony. Read more

SSI Archives

As the Coastal Georgia Historical Society celebrates 50 years, it looks confidently ahead to new projects, new opportunities and new challenges that reflect its mission and reward our community and visitors. Read more

SSI Archives

Dave and Mike Fox

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The Coastal Georgia Historical Society Annual Meeting and Lecture recently held at The Cloister Ballroom was followed by the Keeper of the Light Reception at the home of Tom and Penny Flickinger. Read more

People & Places

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Photo courtesy of the Coastal Georgia Historical Society.

Carl Olaf Svendsen, Jr. resided at The Keeper's Dwelling at the base of the lighthouse throughout his childhood and collected artifacts of the island's history while roaming and exploring the sparsely populated areas of the island. Read more

SSI Archives

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From the archives of the Coastal Georgia Historical Society.

An interest in family history led the late Dr. John Speir Josey, a St. Simons resident and ophthalmologist who practiced medicine locally from 1962-1998, into the world of historical maps. Read more

SSI Archives

In celebration of the Coastal Georgia Historical Society’s 50th Anniversary, the monthly “SSI Archives” pages in Elegant Island Living during 2015 will feature artifacts from the Society’s archives and the stories behind them. Read more

SSI Archives

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Image courtesy of the Coastal Georgia Historical Society.

In 1944, Brunswick shipyard workers made a special holiday gift in a spontaneous outpouring of patriotism that captured widespread attention and appreciation. Read more

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The Coastal Georgia Historical Society has partnered with the St. Simons Land Trust to offer history tours of Cannon's Point Preserve January 16 and 30; February 13 and 27. Archaeology consultant Myrna Crook will provide in-de Read more

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