Hours & Location

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 CLOSED due to COVID-19 in 2020;  though you may call for an appointment.    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.”

 
 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Board President:  Gary Edwards

Vice-President:  Jeanne Edwards

Treasurer:  Lynn Dunbar-Murphy

Secretary:  vacant

Programs:  Jeanne Edwards

Scholarship Coordinators:  Gerald Gordon & Lynn Dunbar-Murphy

Curator:  vacant

Board Members:  Gail Hastings,  Marjorie Brady,  Margaret Thurston, and Gerald Gordon