Our museum and archives are located in the Sullivan Recreational Center located on Route 1 (1776 US-1, Sullivan, ME 04664). 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.
~ 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
Programs: Jeanne Edwards
Scholarship Coordinators: Gerald Gordon & Lynn Dunbar-Murphy
Board Members: Gail Hastings, Marjorie Brady, Margaret Thurston, and Gerald Gordon