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Star Island Receives $6k Grant from NEH

On December 14, Star Island received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to strengthen the care of artifacts in the Celia Thaxter Museum located on Star Island, one of the Isles of Shoals. This $6,000 grant from the NEH’s Preservation Assistance Grant program will go towards strengthening the facilities and staffing needed… Read more >

The Historian Loves Star Island

By Melissa Saggerer, Vaughn Cottage Curator Star Island is a ridiculously romantic place. Before I came out to work on Star a little over 10 years ago, I had never stepped on island before. I asked friends what to expect. A dear soul told me some basic things about the island, and then he got… Read more >

Star Gathering UCC 1 Button Contest

Star Gathering UCC 1 Family Conference is holding a button design contest for their 2013 nametags. Anyone of any age may participate in this contest. The deadline for submissions is Saturday, May 25. Submissions should be sent to in either a PDF or JPEG format. Click on the picture below for more details. Click… Read more >

Star Island 2013 Annual Meeting

Star Island is happy to announce that the Annual Meeting of Corporation Members will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the First Parish UU in Lexington, MA. This is going to be a great meeting! There will be interesting reports and presentations as well as an interactive church fair-style opportunity for members to… Read more >

Online Financial Aid Application Available

Click here for the 2013 online financial aid application. Star Island’s confidential financial aid program has set aside a total of $22,000 to support individuals and families who have registered for a 2013 conference. If you are interested in financial aid, please use our online form to apply. More information about financial aid and conference… Read more >

Natural History Conference Releases Posters

The Natural History Conference leadership team recently released their 2013 posters featuring details about their annual gathering on Star Island. This year’s conference about the “Mysterious & Misunderstood World of Mushrooms” will take place from Saturday, June 22 to Saturday, June 29. Dr. Rick Van de Poll of Ecosystem Management Consultants will show NHC participants… Read more >

Program Leader Search

Star Island is seeking two individuals or groups of individuals to coordinate one of two 2013 summer programs on Star Island. These are volunteer positions with room & board on island plus transportation to and from Star Island during the time of the program provided by Star Island. LGBTQ Family and Friends Gathering Star Island… Read more >

February Snowstorm Update

Star Island was, as with much of New England, hit with a recent blizzard. We are still assessing the impact of the storm on the island, but our winter caretakers have reported minor incidents involving roof shingles and a window clapboard. Thank you for your thoughts.

Update: Hurricane Sandy

Thank you to the Shoaler community for your questions and concerns about Star Island and how it fared in the recent storm. Before Hurricane Sandy neared Star Island, all island staff were evacuated to the mainland after battening down the hatches Facilities Superintendent Jack Farrell journeyed out to Star Island today to survey any damage… Read more >