We have an intern! Meet Caitlin.

Hello! My name is Caitlin, and I am the 2013 summer intern for Vaughn Cottage Library and Museum Archives. I have joined the wonderful Star Island community for a summer of fun and intrigue. I recently graduated from Marian University in Indianapolis, Indiana with a degree in history. I have a special love for art history, which is perfect, because Celia Thaxter who lived on the island in the 1800s, was an artist. I can’t wait to learn more about her and all of the other interesting people who lived on this island.


I will be assisting the museum curator by leading some historical tours, facilitating children’s groups, acting as museum docent, and helping with Continue reading

Postcards and Annie loves cheese

Vaughn Cottage has an awesome post card collection, among some of them we have posted include pictures of Appledore’s swimming area and Star Island’s front lawn.  Last summer someone tried to send a postcard from Star Island, but it never arrived, because there was no address.  It hung around for a while, and I scanned it in because it was so cute:

Annie I like cheese

This one isn’t really in Vaughn’s collection, but I wanted to share it with you all.  I hope to see you on island this summer and if you plan to send a postcard, please double check that you put an address.

Back on Star!

This is my first week back on Star for this summer!  I’m busily opening up Vaughn which includes a lot of cleaning and moving around, and I’m starting to put together our new seasonal exhibits, and we have some exciting things in store for you!  

Here’s an idea of what we start with in the Spring, this is the library as I was opening up, (it already looks so much better!):



I can’t wait to see you out here this summer!  Unfortunately, that probably won’t be this weekend, as the Gosport Regatta was just postponed to September.