Coastal Museums Association

Made up of museums and cultural sites from Statesboro to the Golden Isles,

the Coastal Museums Association invites residents and visitors

to enjoy the rich cultural resources of the Coastal region!


The Coastal Museums Association (CMA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization founded in 1984. CMA is comprised of museums and cultural sites from Savannah and surrounding coastal region. CMA is dedicated to serving its members by providing a forum for networking, discussing issues impacting the museum community, exchanging ideas and experiences, and facilitating professional development.


SCAD Museum of Art Panel Discussion:

“Making the Most of Partnerships with Local University Students."  



CMA hosts monthly membership meetings, between September and June, at 12:30 pm on the first Wednesday of each month at Congregation Mickve Israel in downtown Savannah. Regular meetings address organizational business, museum related issues, and typically include a short program or presentation on a variety of topics, including: lectures by Kiah Fund Grant recipients; local history; museum and collections management; public relations and marketing; disaster preparedness and planning; security and safety training; and presentations by member organizations.

Upcoming events

Above: 2016 Annual CMA Awards of Excellence Winners

Photographed from left to right: Katie Charron, CMA President; Raleigh Marcell, Davenport House Museum; Elyse Butler and Sophia Sineath, Georgia Historical Society; Ray Christie, Emily Beck, and Aaron Bradford, Coastal Heritage Society (representing Pinpoint Heritage Center and Savannah History Museum); Steve Smith, Massie Heritage Center; Phoebe Kerness and Herbert Victor, Congregation Mickve Israel.

2016 CMA Awards Excellence Press Release


Member Site: Fort Pulaski National Monument

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