Join our Member Engagement Groups!

Member Engagement Groups provide you with many additional opportunities to enjoy the unique social, cultural and educational benefits in addition to basic museum membership, including Telfair Academy Guild (TAG and TAG@Night), William Jay Society (WJS), Gari Melchers Collectors’ Society (GMCS), Friends of the Owens-Thomas House (FOT), and Friends of African American Arts (FAAA).

An active Telfair Museum Membership is required for eligibility to join/renew our Member Engagement Groups. Please note that the costs listed below are in addition to your Telfair Museums membership.


TAG Membrship

Telfair Academy Guild

TAG Membership
In 1976, the Telfair Academy Guild (TAG) was founded by a small group of women whose aim was to support the goals and activities of the Telfair Museums through volunteerism. From a nucleus of about 40 women, the group has grown nearly tenfold. Membership is open to anyone who is a member of the museum, and who is interested in supporting the Guild’s activities.
$35 Individual
$50 Supporting TAG Member
WJS Membership

William Jay Society

WJS Membership
The William Jay Society (WJS) is a group of Savannah’s young professionals who share an enthusiasm and appreciation for art and Telfair Museums. William Jay Society’s mission is to promote the museum’s goals and its commitment to developing awareness, understanding, and appreciation of art.
$20 Individual
$30 Dual

Friends of African American Arts

FAAA Membership

The Friends of African American Arts (FAAA) was established in 2006 to raise public awareness in and to promote the appreciation and development of art created by African Americans. The goals of the group are to increase knowledge and awareness of African American art and history, to promote the private acquisition of African American art, to acquire African American artworks for the Telfair Museums, and to support the mission of the museum.
$25 Individual
$35 Dual
FotOTH Membership

Friends of the Owens-Thomas House

FOTOTH Membership

Friends of the Owens-Thomas House (FOT) is dedicated to supporting the Owens-Thomas House, the elegant house museum and National Historic Landmark building designed by William Jay in 1816. Located on Oglethorpe Square, the site encompasses the main house, urban slave quarters, a carriage house, and a parterre garden created in the mid-twentieth century to replace the original working garden.
$100 & up
Melchers Membership

Gari Melchers Collectors’ Society

Melchers Membership

The Gari Melchers Collectors’ Society (GMCS) exists to support and promote the expansion of the museum’s permanent collection, and to provide its members with exclusive programs and educational opportunities that enhance their enjoyment and appreciation of art.
$500 & up