Posts Tagged: preservation

Star Island Corporation

Star Island Receives $25k Grant for Thaxter Museum

On September 15, Star Island received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to strengthen the care of artifacts in the Celia Thaxter Museum located on Star Island, one of the Isles of Shoals. This $24,990 grant from the IMLS’s Museums for America program will bolster the facilities and staffing needed to… Read more >

History

Salt Water Pool Once Planned for Island

On July 2, 1969, a letter was sent to Shoalers seeking their opinion regarding a proposed addition to the Star Island grounds. That addition being a salt water pool. This pool, let’s be clear, never came to be, but it did provide ample opportunity for people in the Star Island community to think about such… Read more >

On the Island

Strategic Planning Sustains Island’s Future

by Nick Dembsey, Board Member & Strategic Facilities Planning Committee Liaison The Strategic Facilities Planning Committee is committed to ensuring the sustainability of Star Island’s infrastructure. In general SFPC provides support to Island Manager & Director of Facilities Jack Farrell and the staff on facilities projects in a few different ways ranging from acting as… Read more >

History

Star Island Receives Grant from Historic New England

Star Island is the recent recipient of a $1,000 Community Preservation Grant from Historic New England. Click here to learn more about this grant program from Historic New England. Star Island will use this grant money to digitize old films in the Vaughn Cottage collection that depict old Shoalers like Unlce Oscar. The films, which… Read more >

On the Island

Early Spring Work

A trip to Star Island yesterday afforded the chance to see the progress made by Star Island staff and contractors on major projects and the annual activities performed to open up the island. The early morning boat ride was made worthwhile by calm seas, good conversation, plus coffee and bagels. The calm seas and conversation… Read more >