The Gibson Island Historical Society was established in 1968 by a group of Islanders who were concerned that the memorabilia and artifacts of this unique community would be lost without a proper place to house them. Its home is the Salty Marks House, itself a relic, at the far western end of the Island.
The Society’s primary focus is to present the Island community in all its aspects, the Gibson Island Club, the Yacht Squadron, and the Gibson Island Corporation as established by the Symington family in 1921. Yet its collections go back to pre-historic times and the habitation of the Island before the 20th century. In addition to housing collections from all Island events and periods, the Society annually sponsors historical programs for its members and friends, and archaeological research into the Island’s historical mysteries.
Walter Mitchell, GIHS President