Angling New England on to the Map
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.
The Historic Star Conference is held in partnership with the Portsmouth Athenaeum.
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.