Sullivan & Sorrento Historical Society

Our museum and archives are located in the Sullivan Recreational Center located on 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.

Programs are open to the public, and are held at 7:00 p.m. on the 3rd Wednesday of the month in  June and September at the Sorrento Sullivan Recreation Center. In July and August we meet in the Sorrento Community Building.   The October meeting  is the annual “Lights Out” when the Historical Societies of our area meet for the last meeting of the year for a potluck supper. Location, time and place to be announced. It’s really a lot of fun.

Won’t you join us?! Please visit our Events page for our schedule.

~ A Bit of Trivia ~

Sullivan was originally called Adowaukeag or Waukeag by the Indians who were in this area when the white people first began to settle here. The name means a “horseback” or glacial kame in both the Penobscot and Maliseet languages. Until the place name could be identified, no one knew where the boundaries of De La Mothe-Cadillac’s grant were.

The name indicated the great tidal stream from Sullivan Harbor that fills Taunton, Egypt, and Hog Bays, and specifically, Falls Point, where the glacial kame crosses the river. The name Waukeag indicates “a horseback in a place where the tide runs out very strong.

~ Our Board of Directors ~
PRESIDENT Gary Edwards
VICE PRESIDENT  Jeanne Edwards
SECRETARY Thelma White
TREASURER Lynn Dunbar-Murphy


Gerald Gordon & Lynn Dunbar-Murphy

Gail Hastings
Gerald Gordon
Janice Hosking
Marjorie Brady
Margaret Thurston