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Angling New England on to the Map

Historic Star Conference

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

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.

Historic Star Profile

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Begin your history adventure by touring the fascinating, historical Athenaeum in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Then embark on a journey to Star Island at the Isles of Shoals and step back in time to the early 17th century when Europeans began to sail to the New World and carry home tales of wondrous riches in the form of the obliging cod fish. Discover how early attempts to map this land both enticed adventurous settlers and led to confusion and brawling. Learn how Native American maps of the New England region were the forerunner of GPS mapping today. Explore what life was like for the intrepid cod fishermen who founded the economy of the New World. After the Historic Star Conference, keep your interest in New England history alive by invited attendance to the historical programs given at the Portsmouth Athenaeum throughout the year.

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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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Star Island 2014 7 Night Rate Chart

Star Island 2014 3 Night Rate Chart

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.

Our Mission

Our mission since 1915 is to hold and maintain Star Island and such other property as the Corporation may hold or acquire, as a center for religious, education, and kindred purposes consistent with the principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create on Star Island an environment that frees all who come to renew spiritually, explore matters of consequence, and gain knowledge about the world as it might ideally be.

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Fax: (603) 430-6270
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Morton-Benedict House
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