New England Heritage 2023

August 27 - August 30 or September 2

Beyond Pilgrims, Indians and Witches: Exploring 17th Century New England 

The average person’s knowledge of 17th century New England history jumps from the Pilgrims in 1620 to the 1692 Salem witchcraft trials. But what happened during the years in between? Join us as we move past the mythology of Pilgrims, Indians, and witches, and take a deeper dive into the events and developments that shaped New England during this critical century. Through talks, demonstrations, and hands-on workshops, we will explore Native American cultures and how they were impacted by European settlement; the important roles played by religion, servitude, and self-government in early New England; the most destructive war ever to take place on American soil; what really happened at that first Thanksgiving; and yes, of course, the witchcraft hysteria. Spend summer days on beautiful, historic Star Island at the Isles of Shoals at the enlightening summer camp for adults known as the New England Heritage program.

Theme Speaker

To be announced

Minister of the Week

Rev. Gail Avery

Youth Programming

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

Program Fee

6-night session: $135 per person (age 12 and above)

3-night session: $100 per person (age 12 and above)

Room & Board

The rates below are per person for the full length of the conference.

6-night Option

Adults (18+) 

Standard Shared: $1,022 | Standard Single: $1,382

Motel Shared: $1,259  | Motel Single: $1,840 

Youth 

Under 6: Free | 6-11 years: $472 | 12-17 years: $676 

3-night Option

Adults (18+) 

Standard Shared: $555 | Standard Single: $741

Motel Shared: $681 | Motel Single: $1,017 

Youth 

Under 6: Free  | 6-11 years: $262 | 12-17 years: $374 

Questions?

Email Julia Roberts at julialroberts@comcast.net.