Interactive History Days!

This summer here on Star Island, is quite an exciting one indeed. We are celebrating 400 years of the mapping of the Isles of Shoals!

John Smith Map

To celebrate this anniversary, we are venturing back in time as interpreters to see what life was like in the fishing village days of Gosport. We will host these 3 Interactive History Days on June 25th, July 23rd, and August 27th.  We would love it if you could join us! Click here for more information.

Don your nicest breeches and petticoats and make your way to Star Island!

A little more history…

John Smith came here in 1614 and Continue reading

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Beautiful Isles of Shoals Map- Gretchen Gudefin

Click the map to enlarge it.

This is a little map of Star Island that I designed for our 2012 Historic Star Conference. It served as the center piece for an interactive workshop I conducted loosely based on the sport of  “geo-caching” (also known as ‘letterboxing’). As our conference theme was “Mystery & Mayhem on the Isles of Shoals” this year, I was inspired Continue reading

Map of Star Island

I love maps- so it doesn’t take much for me to want to post a map.

The Rye Historical Society is working on an inventory of our buildings on Star Island.  They stopped by Vaughn today to get information about the buildings and locations.  I just sent them this map along with information about the individual buildings.

I like that this map is a topographical map first created in 1916.  It was later revised in October, 1979 by Thomas Mansfield, revised again in April 2006, and another revision by Bruce Parsons in March of 2009.  It helps to illustrate that maps can be used for many different purposes, and they relay a lot of information quickly.

You can click on the map and it will enlarge, if you click again it will zoom to be more readable.