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!

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The Historical Society will be open 9am-2pm at the Rec Center today (Saturday)
Sullivan Daze 2018

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The Historical Society's Annual Meeting will be held at 6:30pm preceding the program noted below.

Willie Granston will speak on the development of Sorrento on August 8th, 2018, 7:00pm at the Sorrento Community Building — all are welcome!

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The Sullivan - Sorrento Historical Society

Celebrate the Life and Work of Mary Welsh on Saturday, July 14th, 2018

Service: 1:00pm Ashville Church
Reception & Display of her works: 2:00-4:00pm Sorrento-Sullivan Recreation Center

Owners of Mary's works who wish to have them displayed may bring them to the Recreation Center from 8am-10am on Saturday morning

Attendees who wish to donate refreshments (finger foods, etc.) are asked to bring them to the reception

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