~ Stay tuned as we update our 2020-2021 Program Schedule. ~

Music of Maine in the Bicentennial Era – July 21, 2021

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 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 early 1900’s.

Historic Homes of Sullivan

S-SHS and partnering organizations 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 homes; 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.