Granite being loaded on a schooner at what is now known as Gordon’s Wharf.

~ Please stay tuned as we update our 2017 Schedule! ~

June 15, 6:30 pm

Sorrento Sullivan Recreation Center

6:30 pm SSHS Annual meeting

7:00 pm Larry Newman will speak on the history of the Sullivan Harbor Church

July 19, 6:00 pm

Sorrento Community Building

Jude Lamb, Storyteller — Jude tells historical stories in character.  This program will be great for kids and families.

August 16, 7:00 pm

NOTE: Venue Change to

Sorrento Sullivan Recreation Center

Tom MacMillan, SSHS Summer Intern – History of the Granite Industry in Sullivan.

Tom will speak about the social history of the granite industry in Sullivan and the surrounding area.  He has spent the summer of 2017 delving into the archives of the Sullivan-Sorrento Historical Society, conducting interviews and studying the industry which dominated Sullivan during the late 19th and early 20th century.  His presentation will focus on the origins of the industry, an overview of the industry and the community built around granite quarrying, plus the long term impact on those involved and the community overall.


September 20, 7:00pm

Sorrento Sullivan Recreation Center

1776 US Highway 1, Sullivan, 04664

The History of River Fisheries in the Flanders and Taunton Bay Watersheds

Downeast Salmon Federation Alewive Ambassador Brett Ciccotelli will speak on the influence sea-run fish have had and continue to have on life in our communities, as well as the effect our communities have had on the fisheries.  The economic and environmental impacts will be discussed from a historical perspective with a look at restoration efforts ongoing today.

Refreshments will be served after the program.  All are welcome!

October 18, 6:00pm

Sorrento Sullivan Recreation Center

Lights Out — Potluck 6:00pm, Program 7:00pm

Area Historical Societies end of season gathering

For the months of June, July and August:

The Sullivan-Sorrento Historical Society Museum will be open on Tuesdays from 1:00pm – 3:00pm. The Museum is also open at other times by reservation. For more information call 422-0995

Discussions and Refreshments at all Meetings

Interested Public Invited

For More Information Call 422-0995. Gary Edwards, President or Jeanne Edwards Program Chair e-mail