Ann Beattie — Artistry of the Isles of Shoals: Celia Thaxter’s Salon
Step back 150 years to the time of poet Celia Thaxter’s salons on the hauntingly beautiful Isles of Shoals. Explore the lives and work of Thaxter’s salon guests. Arrive a little early and get a glimpse of life on the Isles at the Athenæum’s Summer Exhibition: Celia’s Salon: America’s First Artists’ and Writers‘ Colony.
Ann Beattie is an educator with a fascination for the Isles of Shoals and its rich history. She is a past- president of the Isles of Shoals Historical and Research Association and a former Board member of the Portsmouth Athenaeum. Ann leads tours of Appledore and Star Islands, is a Steward of Smuttynose Island, hosts several history programs on Star Island, and always has an intriguing tale to tell about a place so magical it will steal your heart.