September 04, 2013
As we shared earlier in the summer, there’s a lot happening on Star Island. As the months continued, even more has happened. And while we could inundate you with endless sunset pictures, we have something even better to share: moments of community.
Here are some highlights from the latter part of summer 2013:
A new map greeting visitors on the pier was installed.
The historians at Vaughn Cottage created a beautiful video telling the story of carrier pigeons on island.
Leaders from FarmAid met with island guests and staff during Life on a Star 1.
Several duct tape boat races saw crowds cheering from the pier as youth paddled (or swam) their way from the dock to the beach.
The Thomas Wesley Stern band performed for both guests and staff.
The Swell Society hosted an afternoon Gatsby party complete in vintage attire.
Weekly Pel Shows have continued with great applause including one ending with a rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody.
Queen Victoria visited the Historic Star Conference for a high tea and discussion.
Star’s winter caretaker, Alex de Steiguer, released a book of photographs taken on Star Island.
A helicopter from the Dartmouth Hitchock Advanced Response Team made a test landing.
Guests staying during Star Island Experience Week, Conversations in Creativity and Historic Star took part in a reading of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech celebrating the 50th anniversary of it’s original delivery on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
Many softball games!
Appledore trips full of history and wandering around Celia Thaxter’s garden.
Some groups staying on island coordinate Pelican Auctions which gives a chance for staff to provide a service or art with proceeds going to the Pelican (staff) fund. Some lucky auction winners received cooking lessons from our kitchen crew.
And while this list is long, it does not even begin to depict the full community experience of Star Island. You will come back!