Shoreview Historical Society

A Minnesota Bestiary: Fictional Creatures of MN

Date:  MondayApril 16th, 2018
Time: 7- 8PM
Location: Shoreview Library, Community Program Room
Description:  “Part Science. Part Comedy. All Monsters.”
Rev. Matt explores the exciting world of fictional creatures from Minnesota’s past: Liver-eating forest monsters and other Ojibwe creatures, Babe the Blue Ox and other beasts of Paul Bunyan’s lumber camp. William Thomas Cox, Minnesota’s first State Forester, wrote a book called “Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods,”  about the outlandish animals that pioneers would make up to amuse themselves. Discover the North Country’s rich and diverse imaginary fauna. This is a program for all ages.
Co-sponsored by the Shoreview Library and the Shoreview Historical Society.

2018 Heritage Family - Sven and Charlotte Lundberg

The family was Swedish immigrants who moved to the Snail Lake area in 1906. They raised eight children and their farm house stayed in the family up to 1978.  A reception in their honor will be held on Sunday April 22 at 2:00 pm, at Shoreview Community Center.  The public is invited to attend.

Annual Meeting and Board of Directors Election

The Shoreview Historical Society will hold its Annual Meeting at 2 PM on April 22, at the Shoreview Community Center, just prior to the 2018 Heritage Family Celebration.
In addition to the President's report, election of three directors will be held.  The three directors up for re-election are Jacci Krebsbach, Carol Gross and Robert Minton.
Directors serve for three years.  The SHS presently has eiht directors with its chapter authorizing up to nine.  Persons interested in serving on the board may contact any current director for more information.  Ballots will be available to SHS members at the meeting.

Canoes: A Natural History in North America

Date:  Monday, May 14, 2018
Time:  7 PM
Location:  Shoreview Library
Presenter:  Mark Neuzil
Decription:  Neuzil will examine the cultural meaning of a canoe.  Every society that has lived on or near water has created craft to meet transportation needs.  The North American canoe, in all its forms, is a classic example.  From dugouts to birch barks to modern synthetic materials, canoes are one of the most historically important form of water transport.
Co-Sponsored by the Shoreview Area Historical Society and the Shoreview Library with the support of the Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
This event is free, and open to the public.

$1,200 Grant from Shoreview Community Foundation

SHS President Jacci Krebsbach, left, accepts a $1,200 grant from the Shoreview Community Foundation, with two foundation members, Sue Knudson, center and  Nancy Hite helping hold the check. The presentation was made at the at a June 14  band concert at the Shoreview Commons Pavilion. The grant is for SHS's work with the new Shoreview Library's historical picture project.

Historical Photo Display

The Shoreview Historical is proud to announce that there will be historical photos on display at the new library in the near future!!!  Stay tuned for future updates.
New Library
The grand opening of the new Shoreview Library will take place this Saturday, January 28th, from 10 am to 5 pm.  Included in the inaugural ceremonies is an exhibit by Gallery 96 members titled "New Beginnings".  32 works of art will grace the new gallery wall in the library's Community Room.  The hanging system for that wall was donated to the library by Gallery 96 through funds raised last summer at two raku pottery events held during the Shoreview Farmers Market.

Slice of Shoreview 2017
"Visit the Shoreview Historical Society booth at Slice of Shoreview - July 27-29, 2018, at Island Lake Park 

Oral Histories

If anyone would like to be interviewed for our oral history project, please contact board member Bob Minton (651-295-1404 or

Shoreview Memories...

In anticipation of our 25th anniversary, we are looking for your memories of life in Shoreview.  If you would like to add a memory or two, please let us know.  The memories can be long or short, we just want to capture as many as possible.  To pique your interest check out a childhood memory from Doug Jenness.