Membership is open to residents and property owners at Dataw Island who appreciate exploring the fascinating 12,000 year-old history of the Island encompassing early Native American Life, The Proprietary Period, The Sams Family at Dataw, After the Civil War, and its present incarnation as a premier Club- lifestyle retirement community. Benefits of membership include our popular annual Fish Fry and Oyster Roast events, special commemorative events for completed restoration and preservation projects undertaken, and our “Tabby Tattler” newsletter which publishes 2 times each year.


All membership dues and fund-raising activities are used to support our ongoing preservation and maintenance of the historic sites and artifacts found on the island. We are presently raising funds to establish a permanent Dataw Island History and Education Center near the Sams Plantation historic site.