Posts Categorized: History

Grammy’s Annex, Built in 2000

What is the newest building on Star Island? That would be Grammy’s Annex, a well-known spot to island kids since 2000. Built in memory of Louise Fulton Bush, the barn is one of a number of buildings that are specifically meant to strengthen the youth experience on Star. At the dedication of the building on… Read more >

A Century of Dining at the Oceanic Hotel

by Lois Williams, All Star 1 Conferee There’s more to Star Island’s Dining Room upgrade than effective sound-proofing measures! It’s now an elegant, summery room with crisp white curtains, pale yellow walls and bright white woodwork. New are black-framed-and-white-matted photocopies of items of Shoals memorabilia related to food and drink at the Oceanic a century… Read more >

For Your Enjoyment: Our Staff Talent Shows

The creative spirit on Star Island, ever present in our summer programs, is equally ingrained in our summer staff. Before work starts, between shifts, or when a day is over our staff can be found painting on the rocks, strumming their guitars, or taking photographs of the beautiful scenery. Even during work you might find… Read more >

Over Thar

Amongst our artifacts we recently found this poem written by Sewell Hayes. The poem captures the community aspect of Star Island, which has been the hallmark of our summer gatherings since the start of conferences in 1897. The poem is undated, but is most likely from the 1920’s or 30’s based on the year of… Read more >