Sullivan-Sorrento Historical Society – 2019-2020 Newsletter

Due to the COVID-19 situation, not much at S-SHS can be considered normal. All of our Bi-Centennial programs, except the Historic House Project, have been cancelled or re-scheduled to 2021. The Archive/museum will not have regular hours, but individual visits may be scheduled by calling us at 422-0995 or e-mail at

On a more positive note:
* The Urann House Project – we recently received a grant from the Davis Family Foundation of $8,000 for continued work on the project.

** The annual Hotson scholarship to a Sumner Senior was given to Sydnie Cunningham.

*** The best news of the year is the Society being chosen as a host site in the Island Institute Island Fellow program. In September, Raina Sciocchetti began working with S-SHS as an Island Fellow employed by the Island Institute. Raina comes from California and recently graduated from Unity College. She is assisting with on-going projects and services, developing programs, and working with partner organizations to improve and market services in our region, increase membership, and to recruit and support volunteers to help with our mission.

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Our museum and archives are located in the Sullivan-Sorrento Recreation Center in Sullivan, ME. Visits and research requests can be arranged by appointment. 


For the time being, we have switched to virtual programming. All Bicentennial Programs have been postponed until 2021.


Volunteers provide many of the needed services at the historical society throughout the year. There are many ways to get involved.


Everything we do is made possible through generous support from our community. Help us to preserve this history through historical society membership.