VISION

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.

MISSION

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

September 17, 2017:  Country Social  1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

                            *find more details under “visit” in the menu bar

1:30-3:30  Hütenänny preforms under the Big Oak

1:30-2:30 An Hour With Al Quie

2:45          The Big Oaks Story & Prairie Walk

3:00          Cemetery Stories with Amy Pagel & Jon Rondestvedt

September 22, 2017:  Ethan Quade and Mikayla Piller Wedding

October 7th & 8th:  Prof. Linda Rossi’s  Art Show nature and Valley Grove related objects & images

December 24, 2017: Christmas Eve Service  music begins at 9:45 pm and service starts at 10.00 pm

October 12, 2019:  DeFries – Gasior Wedding