As the Hendricks Hill Museum Trustees and Friends looked for meaningful ways to celebrate Maine’s 200th Anniversary, it was unanimously decided that documenting the Island’s history throughout this incredible year might be of interest to future generations. Committee members Jim Singer, Shelby Kaider, Bruce Joule and Sarah Sherman, volunteered to oversee the project, and will spend the next ten months sorting, categorizing, and creating a truly meaningful record for the museum.
All residents and friends of Southport Island are invited to participate, and in fact, be the photographers who create this historic archive. Effective immediately, the committee is looking for photographs of people, places, things, and events that tell the story of Southport Island. It will be particularly interesting to show, as best we can, how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected our way of life here during these unprecedented times.
Submissions can be prints or digital images. All should be identified with the photographer’s name, contact information, and a sentence or two describing the image. If you would like to submit prints, please mail them to the following address, and your images will be returned to you: Southport Historical Society, P.O. Box 3, Southport, ME 04576
If submitting digitally, please send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The committee plans to wrap up the project in early 2021 and deadline for submissions is Jan. 31, 2021. The result will be a permanent photo slide show on the museum’s website, a book of photographs at the Hendricks Hill Museum, and we plan to host at least one public meeting for the enjoyment of Southporters, friends, and visitors.
Help the Hendricks Hill Museum document all aspects of what Southport Island was like in 2020. Pick up your camera and get shooting!