Isles of Shoals Historic and Research Association: “Telling Our Stories, Finding Ourselves”

June 19, 2021 to June 23, 2021

As ISHRA historians, we study the past – but what will future historians be able to learn about us? We all have a story to tell. This June, we will be looking at our own personal histories, from researching our ancestors to telling our stories and preserving them in ways that will make them come alive. Whether our histories have been handed down to us orally, captured in photographs or recorded in letters, faded newspaper clippings or even a recipe, they all help tell the story of who we are and eventually, who we were. Our conference welcomes anyone who has a cherished memory to share, a treasured family story to tell and a desire to save it for future generations. Join us as we learn to tell our stories and you just might learn more about yourself in the process.

As always, there will be plenty of quality time for exploring the island, ice cream socials, rowing in the harbor, arts and crafts workshops, a candle light service in the Old Gosport Chapel and relaxing in the rockers on the porch of the19th century Oceanic Hotel. Join us for this 5 day/4 night conference on June 19-23, 2021 to be held on Star Island, N.H., one of the nine Isles of Shoals, off the coast of N.H. and Maine.

Minister of the Week

Rev. Judith A. Davis, PhD

Program Fee


Boat Times

Depart Portsmouth: June 19, 2:25 pm

Depart Star: June 23, 1:45 pm

Room & Board

ISHRA June Standard Shared Standard Single Motel Shared Motel Single
Adult 18+ $626 $836 $762 $1149


Registrar: Janey Lentz or Conference Chair: Ellen Koenig