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.

Free Members Only Breakfast

Date:  January 16, 2018
Time:  9 a.m.
Perkins Restaurant
3855 North Lexington Ave (& 694)
Arden Hills, MN
The SHS Board of Directors, as a token of past and current support of the Society, have scheduled a Free Breakfast. Since space is limited, breakfast reservations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Please RSVP before January 12, 2018. You may email Bob Minton at or call 651-295-1404.

The Hunt for Cass Gilbert and the Capitol

Monday, January 29, at 7 pm

Shoreview Library

4560 N. Victoria

Legendary Minnesota architect Cass Gilbert designed over 1600 pieces of furniture for the State Capitol.  Over half of them have disappeared, but Natalie Heneghan from the Cass Gilbert Society is on their trail.  Join her as she talks about her discoveries and what she has learned from the hunt.

Presented by the Shoreview Area Historical Society with the financial support of Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

This event is free and open to the public without registration.

$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.

2017 SHS Heritage Family

The 2017 SHS Heritage Family will be the Larson Family of Turtle Lake.  The central figure to be celebrated is Dr. Eva-Jane Ostergren Larson, whose great-grandfather Swenson, built a large summer home on the east shore of Turtle Lake in 1913, and subsequently a stone cottage in1930.  The Heritage family will be honored on April 23 at the Shoreview Community Center.
**There will be a short member meeting before the program. There will be an election for two open board positions that will be held at 1:45- 2 pm - results announced at 2:10.**

Slice of Shoreview 2017
"Visit the Shoreview Historical Society booth at Slice of Shoreview - July 21-23, 2017, at Island Lake Park - Celebrating 25 years of documenting Shoreview’s History”

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.