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


~ Please stay tuned as we update our 2020 Schedule! ~
March 15, 2020; 12 NOON

Sorrento-Sullivan Recreation Center, 1776 US Route 1

Happy Birthday Maine Dinner” — All are WELCOME

The Dinner will be on March 15th , 200 years from the date Maine became a state.  Participants will be served a dinner, at noon, with food chosen and prepared as it would have been in 1820. The program will be a re-enactment of the Town meeting where the final vote for separation from Massachusetts was taken in 1819. We have Town records and know the key participants, moderator, clerk, etc. The main characters will be scripted and dinner participants will be the voting body of the meeting.  All are welcome!

Historic Homes of Sullivan

S-SHS, and the  organizations listed, are creating a data base of historic homes in our area. We are concentrating on homes along the Route 1 corridor from Hancock through Gouldsboro with emphasis on homes built prior to 1820. The initial phase for 2020 is to recognize these homes whose owners are interested with identifying signs to signify that people who resided in them at the time of Maine becoming a State may have participated in that process.  Many of these current home owners may know the history of their home, those who do not will be offered support to research and document that history. We hope to have the designation signs in place by July of this year.  Future plans call for an expansion of the data to homes of later eras and the development of a story map that will include other historical sites and can be used to share our history.

July 15, 2020, 5:30pm

Sorrento-Sullivan Recreation Center, 1776 US Route 1



Music of Maine in the Bicentennial Era

Presentation of folk music composed in Maine from the late 18th and 19th centuries presented by Stephen and Susan Sanfilippo and group “From Away Downeast”.   The concert will take place in July 15th at the Sorrento Sullivan Recreation Center, beginning at 5:30pm. The concert will acquaint local folks and families with music being played in the years leading up to and after statehood.   Featured will be “The Loss of the Cygnet” penned by Judson Welsh, a Sorrento resident of the late 1800’s and ear 1900’s.

August 2020 TBD Ship Building and Shipping in Upper Frenchman Bay and Sullivan Harbor

In August, on a date to be determined, Alan Gray of Hancock is going to expand on his research and presentations in Taunton Bay to include historic activity on the Sullivan side of Taunton Bay, Frenchman’s and Flanders Bays, and in Sorrento. More information to follow.


For the months of June, July and August: 

Beginning June 2nd, 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