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The mission of the Tybee Island Historical Society is to preserve, store and exhibit artifacts, documents, photographs and other documentary materials relevant to the cultural and natural heritage of Tybee Island and to preserve, develop and promote the historic resources of the island.
The Tybee Island Historical Society operates and maintains the Tybee Island Light Station and Museum. Ordered by General James Oglethorpe, Governor of the 13th colony, in 1732, the Tybee Island Light Station has been guiding mariners safe entrance into the Savannah River for over 270 years.
The Tybee Island Light Station is one of America's most intact having all of its historic support buildings on its five-acre site. Rebuilt several times, the current light station displays its 1916 day mark with 178 stairs and a First Order Fresnel lens (nine feet tall).
Under the watchful eye of Light Station Keeper Cullen Chambers and his staff, The Tybee Island Light Station stands as one of North America's most beautifully renovated Light Stations. A must see for everyone.
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