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

4 weeks ago

The Sullivan - Sorrento Historical Society

Thank you to SMHS for your efforts to honor our history 💕Students from Mr. Campbell's and Ms. Shanahan's history classes went to Simpson cemetery in Sullivan this morning to place flags on veterans' graves in observance of Memorial Day this coming Monday. ...

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2 months ago

The Sullivan - Sorrento Historical Society

Flanders Stream as a part of Sullivan's history: Both Native Americans and early settlers enjoyed abundant harvests along this watershed. Each spring, thousands of adult alewives made an upstream pilgrimage, moving from salt water into Flanders Stream and Flanders Pond to spawn (reproduce) in fresh water. The large populations of diadromous (sea-run) fish were welcomed by all, and the catch was smoked or salted for year-round consumption or used as bait by fishermen. ...

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3 months ago

The Sullivan - Sorrento Historical Society

The Captain Bennis House has their own FB page and website -- checkout some of the photosCaptain Bennis House in 1896 ...

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