Events

Remembering Margaret – August 25, 2021

Sorrento-Sullivan Recreation Center

Reverend Margaret Henrichsen came to Maine in the 1940s, a recent widow and new Methodist minister, to run the Sullivan-circuit of seven churches. On Sundays, she opened her first service in Sorrento at 9:30 a.m. and her last in Prospect Harbor at 7:15 p.m., covering East Sullivan, North Sullivan, Franklin, Gouldsboro, and Ashville in between. From weddings, funerals, christenings, Sunday school, regular school, and visiting the sick to driving people to the hospital, Mrs. Henrichsen pitched in for the community wherever she could. She wrote of her experiences along the Sullivan Circuit in a well-received book, Seven Steeples (1953). She later became the District Superintendent, the first woman in all of the Methodist Church to hold that position. 

We invite you to view her paintings and hear memories of Margaret from those who knew her well. Refreshments will be served. 

Scavenger Hunt – Ongoing, Summer 2021

Calling all young explorers! We have put together a self-guided scavenger hunt of hidden history all around town. Go on the quest to discover the places around us and life in the olden days! Each participant will receive a FREE packet with instructions to find each location as well as coloring pages and activities. There are prizes for completion! Please contact Raina at rsciocchetti@islandinstitute.org (email) or 707-734-0842 (call/text) to pick up a packet or to receive your prize.

 

Old House Restoration Class – Ongoing

Past Classes: Find the Recordings Here

In March 2021, Les Fossel of Les Fossel’s Restoration Resources and the Sullivan­–Sorrento Historical Society (S-SHS) launched a virtual house class pilot for old house lovers in the Sullivan-Sorrento area. The classes typically meet once a week to tour a different participant’s old house or barn and learn together over Zoom. At each 2-hour class session, a participant presents his or her house, and the group works together to learn about and from the house and to solve problems.

This is a pilot project. We are still accepting registrations in the ongoing pilot and currently planning a summer session. If you are interested in being part of the group, attending a class session as a guest, or if you have any questions, please contact Raina at rsciocchetti@islandinstitute.org.