Shoreview Historical Society

Common Threads: Book Club

Last Wednesday of the month at 3 pm in the Book Club Room
May 29; June 26; July 31; August 28; September 25; October 30
Shoreview Library
4560 N. Victoria St.


Shoreview Library is starting a new history book club.  They will be focusing on the subject of immigration  as viewed  through a diverse variety of viewpoints and communities

Genealogy 101

Presenter:  Cathi Weber
Date:  May 13, 2019
Time:  6:30-8:30 PM
Location:  Shoreview Library
Genealogy 101 - Getting started in Genealogy research. We will look at basic forms, computer software options, what types of information to look for and where you might find it.   Taking the next step, putting the pieces together and looking for clues to other records and where to go to get records.. (aka- Breaking through my Brick Wall: How I solved a 25 year search for my grandfather)

Cathi Weber has been researching her family for over 40 years and started her business, NorthStar Genealogy, to help others with their research and teach classes. She is President of the Anoka County Genealogical Society.   She has researched and compiled a number of charts and books for family, friends and clients.

NorthStar Genealogy: 

Slice of Shoreview - 2019

Slice of Shoreview - 2019
July 26-28, 2019

Free Member Breakfast

The 2nd ANNUAL FREE MEMBER BREAKFAST was held in January 19, 2019, at the Shoreview Community Center.  Breakfast was provided by Creative Catering. This was a wonderful opportunity to meet and socialize with other members who are interested in Shoreview Area History.

Larson Home - New home for SHS

The Larson home, previously owned by Art and Edna Larson, has recently become the new home for the Shoreview Historical Society.  The second floor will be used to provide office and storage space for the SHS.  The home is located on the northwest corner of Lexington Ave. and County Rd. I, near Turtle Lake School and the Fire Station.
The main floor of the Larson home will eventually become a museum featuring a period of time when the Larsons lived in the home.  The Shoreview Historical Society would like thank the Shoreview Community Foundation, that has provided a $5000 grant to cover an intern who will help with research and setting up the museum.

$5000 Grant from Shoreview Community Foundation


The Shoreview Community Foundation (SVCF) has provided a joint grant of $5,000 to the SHS and City of Shoreview to assist in arranging the appropriate launching of its new residence, the historic Larson farm home in north Shoreview.  Jacci Krebsbach (left) accepted the check for the SHS project, that has been used to hire an intern, Bridget Jensen.  Bridget is currently researching how the SHS should approach turning the lower level of the Larson home into a museum that would eventually be open to the public for specific events.

Historical Photo Display

The Shoreview Historical is proud to announce that there are historical photos on display at the new library.  
New Library
The grand opening of the new Shoreview Library took place January 28, 2018.  Included in the inaugural ceremonies is an exhibit by Gallery 96 members titled "New Beginnings".  32 works of art  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.

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...

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.