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Isles of Shoals Behind the Scenes: How does an Island Run
When: September 6th (Friday) to September 8th (Sunday) 2019
Joel Plagenz is Conference Chair and Lawrence Bussey is Co-Chair.
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Isles of Shoals Behind the Headlines: Isles of Shoals Behind the Headlines
When: June 22nd (Saturday) to June 26th (Wednesday) 2019.
Ellen Koenig is Conference Chair.
Sue Murphy Registrar.
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Bring a pot luck dish if you like and maybe some items for the silent auction. Weather permitting we’ll do a tour of the Thatcher burial site.
When: January 27 (Sunday), 2019 with the rain date set for February 2 (Sunday), 2019
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Where: First Congregational Church 23 Pepperell Rd. Kittery Point, ME.
The Spring 2018 ISHRA newsletter is now available on the newsletter page.
The Spring 2018 General Membership meeting will be held on April 10 from 6:30-8:30 at the Portsmouth Public Library in the Levinson Conference Room. Our speaker will be Carol White, who co-runs the Visitor Center at Fort Stark Historic Site in New Castle and serves on the board of the New Castle Historical Society. Many ISHRA members enjoyed her talks at the Shipwrecks and Lighthouses conference on Star Island last June, and we look forward to a great evening on April 10. Her talk will be preceded by ISHRA Membership updates and announcements beginning at 6:30 pm. We look forward to seeing you there!
The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited, so please reserve your place in advance. Click here to register. We have reserved seats for members only so please choose ISHRA Member Ticket at the registration page if you are a member. If you still owe your dues for 2018, please bring a check payable to ISHRA.
Vintage photos from yesteryear help us to understand the people and places that make Star Island so meaningful. Journey with us over the past hundred years through a treasure trove of authentic photos to better understand those images that capture magical moments of Star Island’s past. We will hear from the authors of the Images of America books “ Star Island” and the “Isles of Shoals” who will help us to relive the history of the places around us. Come and try a stereopticon view of the Shoals. Create keepsake photos as we hear from experts on ways to create our own cherished memories with tintypes, Join renowned Star Island photography experts who will share their tips about their favorite spots on the island and help us all to see our beloved island in a whole new way.
Fishing drew the earliest settlers to the Isles of Shoals—indeed, the very name of the islands may come from that era’s large schools of “shoals” of fish. Join us in tracing the history of fishing in the Shoals and New England from the 1600s to the challenges of today.