We Did Come Back! But why did we come here in the first place?

Isles of Shoals Historical Research Association (ISHRA) June Conference

Saturday, June 25 to Wednesday, June 29

Archived Conference Page

This is an archived conference page for a conference in a previous season.

Please visit the 2014 Conference Listings Page for current conference information.

The grand hotels, how you use them, what they do, what you’ll do.

What made the Shoals a 19th-century adventure destination? Come learn why people came, what they did and how they were accommodated in boarding houses and hotels. Hear their stories, see and try the things they did and experience what they discovered ten miles out: a whole new way to rest.

Guest Speaker: Bob Cook, Designer and Architectural Historian

Registering for this conference

  Conference Programming Fee Room & Board Deposit
  $100/person $75/person

How to register

  1. Download the 2011 Registration Form.
  2. Fill out both sides of the registration form.
  3. Send to the Conference Registrar as directed below, along with one check for the Room and Board Deposit and Conference Programming Fee (both specified above).
  4. The Conference Registrar will be in touch with you after your registration is received.

Make the check out to: ISHRA
Registrar: Amy Cook, email hidden; JavaScript is required, (603) 440-8010, 78 Bedford St., #5, Manchester, NH 03101

Adult Room &  Board Rates (18+)
  Triple Double Single Motel
4-Night $445 $470 $595 $525 $805
Questions about rates? Contact the conference registrar.

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