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August 3, 2017 by rochesterhistoricalnh

On Thursday, May 9, at 7 PM at the Rochester Historical Society Museum at 58 Hanson Street, Ann Beattie will present The Wondrous Isles of Shoals. She will explore four centuries of life on the nine stark and hauntingly beautiful Isles of Shoals through a series of fascinating historical images. She will investigate the roles the Isles played in the worldwide fishing trade of the 17th century and the resort industry in the 19th century. We will also discover the natural and cultural wonders of the Isles of Shoals today.

Ann is an educator with a fascination for the Isles of Shoals and its rich history. She combs through historical records, salt cod recipes, and journals of Shoalers in an effort to capture and revive the unique stories that bring Shoals history to life. A former president of the Isles of Shoals Historical and Research Association, she leads tours of the Shoals and hosts several week-long history programs on Star Island. She always has an intriguing tale to tell about a place so magical it will steal your heart.

Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. For more information please call 330-3099 or e-mail



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