The Valley Grove Preservation Society seeks to maintain two historic churches listed on the National Register of Historic Sites, both in the Valley Grove Cemetery grounds, as well as taking responsibility for managing the surrounding 50-acre oak savanna restoration.


To restore, refurbished, and maintain both the 1862 stone church and the 1894 wood church by means of skilled labor and artisans guided by high standards of care.

To understand, respect, and communicate the historic legacies associated with Valley Grove and handed down from early Norwegian settlers.

To manage the surrounding 50 acres of land using the best understanding of how to create a landscape that approximates that experienced by the early Norwegian settlers.

To make the Valley Grove site, and surrounding oak savanna available for both public and private uses compatible with the mission.

To raise and steward funds to further the mission of the Society.

Upcoming Events

May 29, 2016: Memorial service for LaVerne (Ruth) Stinski Ford
June 25, 2016: Eric Emmons and Kate Nesbit Wedding

June 30,2016: Emmons/Nesbit reception

July 23, 2016: Memorial for Gretchen Quie

September 18, 2016:  Country Social  1 to 4 pm

December 24, 2016: Christmas Eve Service  music begins at 9:45 pm and service starts at 10.00 pm

May 14, 2017: Wedding (holding date)

May 20, 2017:  Wedding  (holding date)

June 17, 2017 & June 18, 2017: Linda Rossi Art Exhibition 2 to 5 each day