Shoreview Historical Society

Annual Meeting & Heritage Family Program

Shoreview Area Historical Society Annual Meeting & Heritage Family Celebration
Sunday, April 19, 2020 CANCELLED - To be rescheduled at a future date in 2021.
 2 PM
Shoreview Community Center
Wedell Community Room
The Shoreview Area Historical Society will hold it's Annual Meeting and voting for board members on April 19, 2020.  Immediately following the Annual Meeting, the Frank and Shirley Husnick family will be honored at our Heritage Family Celebration. 

Shoreview Library & SAHS Present

Do You Believe in Miracles?
John Gilbert
Sunday, May 31 at 2 p.m. Shoreview Library 4560 N. Victoria St. CANCELLED - To be rescheduled at a future date in 2021.

Forty years ago, a young team of mostly-Minnesotan athletes and a legendary coach named Herb Brooks stunned the world of sports when they pulled off an upset victory over the top-rated Soviet ice hockey team during the Winter Olympics of 1980.  Set against the backdrop of one of the most tense periods of the Cold War, the game has been called the greatest sports story of the Twentieth Century.  
Please join former Shoreview resident and author John Gilbert as he revisits the Miracle on Ice.
Presented by the Shoreview Area Historical Society with the financial support of Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.  Admission is free and there is no pre-registration required.
Following the library event, Mr Gilbert will sell and sign copies of his book at 5 pm at Shore 96 in the Shoreview Mall.  

Slice of Shoreview

Slice of Shoreview

Island Lake County Park, 3611 Victoria St N, Shoreview, MN 55126


Shoreview Library & SAHS Present

AM Radio Memories:  Hit Songs & Stories of the 60's, 70's and 80's
Joey Leone
Sunday, August 2, 2020 CANCELLED - To be rescheduled at a future date in 2021.
Shoreview Library, 4560 N. Victoria
Joey is a dazzling performer who makes music history fun.  His program is devoted to the history of rock, featuring golden oldies from the 60's and beyond. Learn about the history of the era through its distinctive soundtrack.  
This program is presented by the Shoreview Area Historical Society with the support of Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.  Attendance is free with no pre-registration required.

Free Member Breakfast

The 3rd ANNUAL FREE MEMBER BREAKFAST was held in January 14, 2020, at the Shoreview Community Center.  Breakfast was provided by Creative Catering. This event is a wonderful opportunity to meet and socialize with other members who are interested in Shoreview Area History, and is one of our member benefits.
Current Board Members are featuring our new 'blue' Shoreview Historical Society T-shirts.
                                                3rd Annual Member Breakfast - 1/14/2020

Larson Home - New home for SAHS

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.