About Valley Grove

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, refurbish, 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.

LOCATION

The Valley Grove GPS address is 9999 155th Street E, Nerstrand, MN 55053

Upcoming Events

 

July 30, 2019:  Prairie Partners Meeting – 6 pm

August 3, 2019: Michelle Loring Wedding

September 1, 2019:  Carlson – Grindy Wedding

September 15, 2019:  Country Social

October 12, 2019:  DeFries – Gasior Wedding

October 19, 2019: Wells – Mulvihill Wedding

December 24, 2019:  Christmas Eve Service  Music starts 9:45  Service 10:00

May 16, 2020:  Wedding of David & Krista