The 2017 City of Sanford Public Art Lecture Series is coming....

When:  Saturday, May 20th, 5 PM at the Historic Sanford Welcome Center

Read more about it here.

2017 Historic Preservation Awards

May is  Historic Preservation Month, and at tte May 18th General Membership Meeting, the Sanford Historic Trust recognized 5 local structures for their efforts at historic preservation. 

Home Preservation Award Winners:

  • 1019 Magnolia Ave Donald and Tracy Bailey
  • 1215 Palmetto Ave Pie in the Sky, Inc
  • 429 Summerlin Ave Brian and Melinda Tooley
Business Preservation Award Winners:
  • 300 East 2nd Street Inner Compass Brewing
  • 818 S French Ave Richard Presti

A reception in honor of the winners was held immediately afterward. 

Call for Entries:

 2018 Images of Sanford Calendar

The Sanford Historic Trust seeks black and white photographs for the 2018 Images of Sanford calendar.

Each year, the Sanford Historic Trust sponsors the Images of Sanford Calendar contest. The theme for the 2018 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 ClubPhotographs of street scenes, storefronts, restaurants, waterfront, outdoor sports, homes, porches, holidays, and Sanford events, etc., will be considered. 

Contest Details:

  • The contest runs from April 1 to June 30, 2017.
  • The submission deadline is June 30, 2017.
  • 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 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 in October at the Gallery on First, 211 E. 1st Street, Sanford during October, 2017. Those photographers selected 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 permission is granted to the Sanford Historic Trust to use them for the calendar and for Trust promotional purposes.

Reveal: The winning images and completed Calendar "reveal" and reception will be held at Jeanine Taylor's Gallery on First on Saturday, October 28h 6-8 PM. All winning photos will be displayed and a limited number of "early release" Calendars will be available at that time. Photographers who have a winning image are encouraged to attend and have the opportunity to offer prints of their image for sale if so desired.

Coordinating this project are Trust members Kathy Hull and Reg Garner. Questions can be sent to

The 2016, 28th annual Holiday Tour of Homes is now history. We hope to have some pictures of the tour soo. In the meantime, we are ready to start planning next year's tour, so if you would like to be a part or have any input for the tour committee, feel free to drop us a line at

Images of Sanford 2017: Calendars are all gone, but you can click here to see the 2017 Images of Sanford Calendar!

The Images of Sanford Calendar is provided free of charge and is supported by our generous sponsors. Be sure to thank them!

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, will be turned over to teh Sanford Museum where they will be archived for future generations to come.

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