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

Carla Osier sent along this Polaroid photo of the old Ranger Station on the top of Schoodic Mountain from the late 60s / early 70s. The 2 men are her grandfather, Lewis Day, and her father, Irving Crispo. ...

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1 week ago

I have a poster advertising a public auction of the land in part of Sorrento on August 10, 1927. about 4 x 3 feet and double sided. One side shows some existing buildings (hotels library club house )and the town pool and golf links. The other shows the lots for sale in the "downtown" part of Sorrento. Is this something the Society would like to have? ...

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3 months ago

The Sullivan - Sorrento Historical Society

I believe this may be Leslie L. Turner, son of Elmo and Bessie, whom I understand had the big nursing home on Route 1 for many years. Could anyone confirm possibly? Does anyone remember the family well enough to identify photos of his family? ...

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