John Cartwright - MN Railway Stations
Monday, October 23, 2017
Local artist John Cartwright, so strongly identified with his drawings of Minnesota’s railway stations, many lost to the ages, will speak to SHS members and the public at the Shoreview Library.
A longtime Shoreview resident and SHS member, Cartwright has won numerous art awards for his work over the years.
Many of his authentic paintings help embellish the story of western Minnesota frontier towns. His work is known by its painstaking detail and accuracy in his scene setting and some historical research is involved.
As railroad passenger traffic has decreased, our transportation systems have changed. His painting of long ago-Cardigan Junction (no longer a passenger pickup point), an area icon, below.
This is the last scheduled SHS program for the year, so please plan on attending.
$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.
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.**
"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”
If anyone would like to be interviewed for our oral history project, please contact board member Bob Minton (651-295-1404 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.