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.
Here Comes the Train
The Ghost Train, Shorewood's public art project that creates an allusion of the Chicago & North Western "400" train crossing the Oak Leaf Trail bridge, made a successful first run on Halloween, 2016

The train now runs twice each evening (once in each direction). From Oct. 1 - March 15, the train will run at 8 and 8:30 p.m. From March 16 - Sept. 30, the Ghost Train can be viewed at 9:30 and 10 p.m.

The Historical Society provided financial and research assistance for the The Ghost Train project.+

See TRAIN learn details about the train installation and a see a video of The Ghost Train.