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

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The Sullivan - Sorrento Historical Society

Did you know? Captain Bennis married into one of the earliest Waukeag Neck families. Elizabeth H. Simpson's great-grandfather, Daniel Sullivan, was a Revolutionary War hero for whom the town of Sullivan was named after!

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Denise Carye writes:
“ I am looking for information on John Ashley, my 3rd great grandfather. He is one of the first settlers of Morancy Pond area and I have a ton of records and info on him, but I have hit a wall on who his parents were. He was born in either Cherryfield or Sullivan in the year 1787. I have his death date as 12-8-1868. He had 14 children with Catherine Hiden. I am yet to find either John’s parents or Catherine’s. They also had a silver mine in Sullivan. I was just wondering if you may be able to find his parents. I have a lot of info on him and his children. I would appreciate any light you can shed on this.”

Anyone..... ?

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Dr. Robert Springer of Waco, TX will be speaking at the Sorrento-Sullivan Recreation Center on Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 at 7:00pm. His topic, “Enlightening the Dark History of Sleep in Our Ancestors” will take a look at differences in sleep patterns, disorders and habits from the past to the present. Dr. Springer, a well-known expert in the field of sleep, will speak from the perspective of our ancestors, his being the Springer and Robertson families. The presentation is open to all. There is no admission fee, and refreshments will be served after the presentation. ...

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