Membership is open to any person or institution interested in the eighteenth century. Most members live in the region comprising North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Others come from all over the United States and Canada.

Members receive an informative and entertaining annual newsletter and the opportunity to present papers and recitals at the annual meeting, as well as the opportunity to submit articles to the Society-sponsored journal, XVIII: New Perspectives on the Eighteenth Century.