Are you curious about the communities of fisherman and resort hotel dwellers that lived on the Isles of Shoals in past centuries? Or the conference center and marine lab that thrive on the Shoals today? Are you interested in the geology, botany and biology of the Isles of Shoals over time?

The Isles of Shoals Historical and Research Association (ISHRA) locates, collects, organizes, preserves, expands, and makes available information and knowledge relating to the natural and human history of the Isles of Shoals. We hope you find this website as an informative tool to a better understanding of Shoals history.

Meetings are held at 7 P.M. on the 2nd Tuesday of April and November. Check the events page for meeting locations as they may change. Meetings include an informative and entertaining program related to the Isles of Shoals on topics ranging from archaeological research to winter caretaking on the Shoals. For more information on membership, please follow the link to the left.