Sorrento History: The Summer Resort and Doane’s Point – April 28, 7:00 p.m.
The program by Sam Younger will cover the history leading up to the founding of the resort of Sorrento in the 1880s and the history of Doane’s Point. Please register for the event here.
Sam Younger has spent a part of every summer in Sorrento since the year he was born. Clif Hale, Thelma White’s father, built his family’s cabin on Doane’s Point in 1960. Sam majored in history in college and began researching Sullivan and Sorrento history around ten years ago. He shares his research at sorrentohistory.blogspot.com.
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. For the past 30 years, Fossel has partnered with local historical societies and adult education programs to offer field courses for owners of historic houses and barns in communities around Alna, where he is based. The classes typically meet once a week to tour a different participant’s old house or barn and learn together in the field. Like the in-person “field” course, the Sullivan class meets regularly, but 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 or if you have any questions, please contact Raina at firstname.lastname@example.org.