The Sullivan-Sorrento Historical Society

Rebuilding of Route 1 at the causeway at Sullivan Harbor

We hope you can visit us in person at some point, but for now please enjoy this virtual tour of the two towns of Sullivan and Sorrento in Maine. Our Historical Society is 41 years young and we have approximately 15,000 items archived. Here you can find information on local mining, ship building, genealogy and the summer colony. Did you know that Sorrento was originally part of Sullivan?

Photo of Treasure Island before the causeway was built. Probably taken from the vicinity of Blink Bonny Golf Course.

2017 SSHS Newsletter  Our Winter 2017 newsletter of the Sullivan-Sorrento Historical Society is dedicated to the memory of Roberta Cunningham.

Hours and Location

Our museum and archives are located in the Sullivan Recreational Center located on US Route 1. If traveling East, bear right after the bridge; we are only a quarter of a mile farther on the left across from the Fire Department building.

We are open on Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in May, June, July and August and other times by appointment.

Volunteers and New Members Needed

Volunteers provide many of the needed services at the Sullivan – Sorrento Historical Society throughout the year. There are so many small things that our staff would never be able to accomplish without the help of volunteers and members who are willing to lend a hand. You can’t afford not to preserve this history; our dues start at only $10.00. If you are interested in being a volunteer for a day or becoming a member, please call or email us. We would very much like to hear from you!

From our Facebook page

The Paul Urann page on our website has been updated -- check out the history, photographs, and genealogy! ...

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Downeast Senior College presents Kevin Johnson, Penobscot Marine Museum Archivist and co-author of "Maine on Glass, The Early Twentieth Century in Plate Glass Photography" on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at 12:00 noon, Ellsworth City Hall. Free and Open to the Public -- bring your lunch & bring your friends.

Mr. Johnson will speak on the book and the collection it covers showcasing 40,000 glass photographs taken in Maine by the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company of Belfast for use on postcards and now in the collection of the Penobscot Marine Museum. The high quality photographs show Mainers at work and at play, everywhere from lobster shacks and wilderness hunting camps, to steam and sailing ships and grand hotels. The collection is housed at the Penobscot Marine Museum, where it is being catalogued. Many of these photographs may be viewed online through the Museum website -- look for those photographed in Sullivan!

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The Sullivan-Sorrento Historical Society
P.O. Box 44
Sullivan, Maine 04664