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

June 20, 2020 to June 24, 2020

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

Program Fee


Room & Board Rates

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

Returning Shoaler Discount!

If you are returning to Star Island this summer and bring a new Shoaler you will receive either a $50 or $125 room and board credit depending how many people you refer.

1-3 referrals – $50 credit
4+ referrals – $125 credit

New Shoalers receives 25% off room & board of one of the select conferences when referred by a returning Shoaler.

The returning Shoaler must fill out the discount application. The application asks for the name of the person who referred the new Shoaler – SIC staff will credit the returning Shoaler’s room and board bill when a name is submitted on the application.

Discount Deadline: Two weeks prior to the conference you plan to attend.



Contact conference Chair: Ellen Koenig –