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.

2018 SSHS Newsletter  Our Winter 2018-2019 newsletter of the Sullivan-Sorrento Historical Society is dedicated to the memory of Robert Potter.

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

8 hours ago

The bottom left photo on page 7 of the just received newsletter, was taken looking east on Route One. The road coming in from the left is the Tunk Pond Road and directyly opposite is the Town Landing Road. The building on the left I knew as the Even Exchange operated by Clarissa Sutherland.The whiter house in the background was purchased from Gippy Hanna by my folks in 1947. The two buildings between The Even Exchange and "my" house were gone and in their place was a gas station owned by Arnold Martin. ...

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And thanks to a neighbor stopping to chat with us when we were there in October, we learned that our house had been the Willow Tree Tea Room before it was called the Farmstead! And it had a view of the bay!!!
From The Bar Harbor Times August 22, 1928.

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4 days ago

The Sullivan - Sorrento Historical Society

US Route One, East SullivanFound this picture of the Farmstead when our home was a Tea House run by 2 former Shaker women on the Maine Memory Network. Cant wait to dive into the rich history of our land!
The link has the full picture 🙂

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