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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. 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 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. 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. more

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Julie Andrew

It's almost summer time! That means grabbing your friends and family and heading to the St. Simons Lighthouse for A Little Light Music.We’ve put together some fun ideas for picnics and evening accessorizing for each monthly concert in the series. more

Events

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. more

People & Places

Svendsen Children Christmas

Image courtesy of the Coastal Georgia Historical Society

Light keeper C.O. Svendsen, his wife Annie, and their three children spent many Christmases at the St. Simons Lighthouse between 1907 and 1935. Here are some of the recollections of those holidays on the island. more

Culture & History

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Julie Andrew

The mission of the EIL crew was to spread patriotic spirit at A Little Light Music on Fourth of July weekend. We invited people who stopped by our table to don a little festive holiday attire while we snapped their photos and had a whole lot of fun. more

People & Places

Jane Christian, Maria Maes with daughters Mary and Jane

Julie Andrew

Golden Isles Arts and Humanities hosted a special Memorial Day Weekend Sounds by the Sea concert at the St. Simons Lighthouse. The weather was ideal and the music was fantastic. Traveling Riverside Band knocked it out of the park! more

People & Places

If you’re visiting St. Simons Island and the surrounding area, it seems like there’s never time to fit in everything you want to do. Even a week just isn’t quite enough. EIL is here to help! Here's our guide to summer fun in the Golden Isles. more

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Julie Andrew Tharpe

The St. Simons Lighthouse lawn and A. W. Jones Heritage Center were transformed into a gorgeous garden party by Straton Hall Events for Elegant Island Living’s annual celebration. The weather was perfect & stunning floral arrangements were everywhere more

People & Places

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Eliot VanOtteren

EIL is excited to once again be a sponsor for “A Light Light Music.” The summer concerts presented by the Coastal Georgia Historical Society return to the Lighthouse lawn this month with five concerts featuring toe-tapping music to please the crowds. more

Events

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. more

Events

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. more

Culture & History

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. more

Culture & History

Shakespeare said “The earth has music for those who listen.” From amateurs testing their skills before an audience on open mic nights to Grammy-award winning artists in our backyard, we have a rich local music scene if you just know where to look. more

St. Simons Island Lighthouse Fresnel Lens

Coastal Georgia Historical Society

While there are many hundreds of operating lighthouses along sea and lake shores in the U.S., only 85 cast and concentrate their beams through a Fresnel lens, one of them is our own St. Simons Lighthouse. more

Culture & History

Arlene Ingram shares the history of one of St. Simons Island's best kept secrets - a faithful band of Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 10-10 volunteer lightkeepers who has for two decades dutifully maintained the picturesque St Simons Light. more

Culture & History

“I long to depart this earth banging away on my old manual typewriter.” These words are from the late Eugenia Price. And the actual typewriter to which she refers is on display at the St. Simons Lighthouse Museum. more

Culture & History

The new St. Simons Lighthouse Museum, occupying the Keeper’s Dwelling at the tower’s base, re-opened last month welcoming visitors to explore centuries of coastal Georgia history revealed in new and fascinating displays and rare artifacts. more

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