Angling New England on to the Map

Historic Star Conference

Saturday, August 23 to Saturday, August 30 (or Tuesday, August 26)


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Mark the occasion of the 400th anniversary of Captain John Smith’s mapping of New England and delve into a time when fishing offered the prospect of both survival and fortune. Attend interactive-history workshops, lectures and programs that illustrate adventurous and dynamic pre-colonial life on our shores.

Guest Speakers: Dr. Matthew Edney & Dr. Nathan Hamilton, University of Southern Maine; Regional Historians
Minister of the Week: Rev. Rosemarie Smurzynski
Programming Fee: Full conference: $115 (age 12 and above); 3-night session: $80 (age 12 and above.) Although there is no separate children’s programming, Historic Star welcomes children of all ages under the supervision of their parents/guardians.
Scholarships: If aid is needed, please apply for financial aid through Star Island.
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The Historic Star Conference is held in partnership with the Portsmouth Athenaeum.

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The above per person room and board rates cover the entire 7-night or 3-night stays and include ferry transporation to and from Star Island on designated days.

Star Island is one of the rocky, wind-swept Isles of Shoals, located off the coast of Rye, New Hampshire. For over 100 years, summers here have provided individuals and families with a welcome respite from their busy mainland lives.

Star Island Corporation is a nonprofit organization which maintains the island and its facilities and provides hospitality services for visitors.

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Phone: (603) 430-6272
Fax: (603) 430-6270
Island Phone: (603) 601-0832
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Star Island Corporation
Morton-Benedict House
30 Middle Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801

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