Every Home Has a "Birthday"

Shorewood houses have a story to tell. House style, changes over time, and the people who have called the house their home, all add to the story. Just knowing when a house was built tells us a lot about materials used and neighborhood development.

To encourage people to learn and share more about their home and neighborhood, the Shorewood Historical Society is selling handsome granite markers that designate the “birth date” of an individual home. The markers are 8 in. square and will be placed in the boulevard in front of the home.

See BIRTHDAY MARKERS for more information and purchasing information.
100 Years of "Shorewood" 1917-2017
The name of our community was changed from “East Milwaukee” to “Shorewood” in 1917, a name village leaders thought was a better fit for the tree lined plateau along Lake Michigan. Centennial events include: "Preserve Your Pictures – Share Your Story" Wednesday May 17, 6:30 p.m. in the Village Center. A "Walking/Biking/Riding Tour" will be introduced on Saturday, May 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Village Center. There will also be displays of 100-year-old homes, pictures of early street scenes, children's games and refreshments. See "100" for program details.