William Jay Society

Owens-Thomas House

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Named in honor of the famed young architect whose talent still endures in Savannah, the William Jay Society (WJS) is a group of Savannah’s young professionals who share an enthusiasm and appreciation for art and Telfair Museums. The mission of WJS is to promote the museum’s goals and its commitment to developing awareness, understanding and appreciation of art. Through diverse cultural programs, including art-related social activities and educational tours, WJS is establishing the next generation of community leaders and supporters of Telfair Museums.



Upcoming WJS Events


Masquerade in the Mansion
October 27 | 8:00 pm

Don your masks for an unforgettable night of surprises, enchantment, and gothic allure at the William Jay Society’s Masquerade in the Mansion! Held in the beautiful, historic Telfair Academy, this can’t-miss event will feature exotic entertainment, sweet treats, and dazzling surprises. The festivities will run from 8:00pm to midnight and are open to anyone 21 years of age or older. Admission includes two drink tickets, with additional tickets available for purchase throughout the night. Put on your mask, grab your friends, and join us at the Mansion to experience the museum like never before!

Proceeds from William Jay Society events support the museum’s education outreach and general programming. Last year, this event nearly sold out, so get your tickets early! Tickets are available for purchase here or by calling 912.790.8807.

Early Bird Tickets by October 26
Members $65 / non-members $85

At the Door Tickets
Members $85 / non-members $100

Patron Tickets $125
Patrons enjoy unlimited drinks with their purchase and receive recognition on the event’s website, Facebook page, and event signage if tickets are purchased by October 15.


Christmas Wassail
December 5 | 5:30 pm
Owens-Thomas House

FOT members free / non-FOT members $10

Join us for our Fifth Annual FOT Christmas Wassail in the front courtyard of the Owens-Thomas House, followed by a “candlelight” tour of the home. The house will be decorated to reflect the observance of the holidays by the people who lived and worked in the households of the Richardson, Owens, and Thomas families. To RSVP, please contact Calli Laundre at 912.790.8807.