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

July 15, 2018:  Dennison/Vang Church Service

July 28, 2018:  Myers-Shannon Wedding

August 25, 2018: Barnwell Birthday Reunion

September 16, 2018:  Country Social  1:00 – 4:00

September 29, 2018:  Idso – Dressel Wedding

December 24,2018:  Christmas Eve Service  music begins at 9:45 pm, service starts 10:00 pm

October 12, 2019:  DeFries – Gasior Wedding