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

June 19, 2021 to June 23, 2021

Please note, the ISHRA 2020 conference has been postponed to June 19-23, 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 for future generations. Among the many topics we will explore are how to get started in the often overwhelming world of genealogy, especially in this current age of available on-line information. In contrast, we’ll be taking a fascinating look at the amazing stories that old gravestones can often tell us as well as learning the hidden secrets our treasured family photographs can hold. Through a series of prompts and guidelines we’ll learn the finer points of how to record our memories in ways that will make them come alive. 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 porch rockers of the 19thc Oceanic Hotel. Join us for this 5 day/4 night conference on June 20-24, 2020 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


Contact conference Chair: Ellen Koenig –