Next General Membership Meeting and Beer Panel Round 2:
Thursday, April 19,  7 PM
Historic Sanford Welcome Center

Join the Sanford Historic Trust as we host a group of local business people who will discuss the challenges and future of business in and near Historic Downtown Sanford. We'll hear from several newly opened businesses, one a brewery, one a cidery, as well as hear about a few upcoming new business as well. Why do businesses want to open in Sanford? What are some of the challenges they face? And what do they see for the future, both for their business and for Sanford? This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

Announcing the 2019 Images of Sanford Calendar Photo Contest

The Sanford Historic Trust seeks black and white photographs for the 2019 Images of Sanford calendar.

Each year, the Sanford Historic Trust sponsors the Images of Sanford Calendar contest. The theme for the 2019 Images of Sanford calendar is: This is Sanford. All photographers of all levels are invited to submit their black & white This is Sanford photographs for consideration. From all the entries, thirteen photographs will be selected in blind judging by members of the Sanford Camera Club. Photographs of street scenes, storefronts, restaurants, waterfront, outdoor sports, homes, porches, holidays, and Sanford events, etc., will be considered. 

Contest Details:

  • The submission deadline is July 8, 2018.
  • Each photographer may submit up to 3 black & white images.
  • Email entries to Be sure to include location or address of each photo.
  • Photos must be submitted electronically and must be high resolution (at least 300 dpi at 8X10).
  • Keep in mind that horizontal (landscape) images fit the calendar format better than vertical (portrait) images.
  • Photos will undergo a "blind judging" -- that is, the judges only know the photos by number, not by submitter. 

The photos selected for the 2018 Images of Sanford Calendar will be framed by the Historic Trust and displayed presented at our "Reveal" event in October at the Gallery on First, 211 E. 1st Street, Sanford, 6-8 PM. Those photographers selected for the Calendar will have the opportunity to sell copies of their photos at the gallery during the exhibit.

Photos will be blind-judged on the following criteria:

  • Does the photo say “SANFORD” when you look at it? Keep in mind the This is Sanford theme!
  • Does the image hold the viewer's interest?
  • Is the image properly exposed and in focus?
  • Can the photo be enlarged to 11X14?
  • Is the image cropped properly, proportionally, and straight?

Winners of the photo contest will be notified in July. Submitted images will remain the property of the photographers, but by submitting them, permission is granted to the Sanford Historic Trust to use them for the calendar and for Trust promotional purposes.

Coordinating this project are Trust members Kathy Hull and Reg Garner. Questions and your submissions (up to 3 black & white images) can be sent to

Sanford Historic Trust T-shirts

Want a Sanford Historic Trust T-shirt? We took orders and the t-shirts are now being produced. We'll let you know when yours is available.
The Sanford Historic Trust will sponsor a Sanford Community Picnic in Centennial park, subject to city approval and permission. There will be fun and games for all. The trust will be grilling up some burgers and hot dogs. Please bring your own beverages and a dish to pass, community style. Stay tuned for more info. The date will be announced shortly!

Images of Sanford Calendar
Thanks to all who participated in the 2018 Images of Sanford Calendar Contest. It's never to early to start taking some photos to enter in this next year's contest. Get started today. And don't forget about our advertisers who support this effort:
More info on the 2019 contest will be posted soon

2016 Photo Project is now Complete and Online

Trust member Mike Smith has completed a project to photograph all the homes in the historic district in 2016, for archival purposes. You can find these photos from the "Archive Photos" button above and to the right. The Trust last did this in 2002. See how things have changed? 

These photos, preserved in digital format, have been turned over to the Sanford Museum where they will be archived for future generations to come.

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