New England Heritage Conference: Step Back in Time to 1918

August 25, 2018 to August 28 or September 1, 2018

Explore what life was like a century ago in New England. The “war to end all wars” drew to a close while the Spanish flu pandemic swept the globe. Suffrage and the notion of prohibition dominated parlor conversation. Breakfast cereal and electric streetcars were all the rage and New England sat on the verge of the Roaring 20’s. Spend summer days turning back the clock with activities, speakers and workshops that highlight a century past. Settle into a rocking chair on the porch of the historic Oceanic Hotel gazing out to sea. Join the candlelit procession to the 200 year old chapel on the hill. Be enriched and enchanted at the 2018 New England Heritage conference.

For information on the highlights of the 2018 New England Heritage program, please click here


Although there is no separate children’s programming, the Heritage of New England conference welcomes children of all ages under the supervision of their parents/guardians.

Program Fee

$125 per person (age 12 and above) for 7-night session;  $90 per person (age 12 and above.)for 3-night session

Room & Board Rates

These rates include lodging, meals, and ferry transportation.

NEH Standard Shared Standard Single Motel Shared Motel Single
7-nights $967 $1,315 $1,191 $1,747
3-nights $459 $613 $563 $841


Youth rates are determined by age on the first day of the program, regardless of room type.

NEH Under 6 6-11 Yrs 12-17 Yrs
Youths 7-night Free $448 $640
Youths 3-night Free $216 $310

Ferry Schedule

Saturday, August 25
Departure: Portsmouth 2:25 p.m.
Arrival: Star Island 3:25 p.m
Tuesday, August 28 – 3-night stay
Departure: Star Island 3:15 p.m.
Arrival: Portsmouth 4:45 p.m.
Saturday, September 1 – 7-night stay
Departure: Star Island 10:45 a.m.
Arrival: Portsmouth 12:00 p.m.


Contact Ann Beattie, Chair