The Valley Grove Preservation Society seeks to maintain two historic churches listed on the National Register of Historic Places, both in the Valley Grove Cemetery grounds, as well as taking responsibility for managing the surrounding 50-acre oak savanna restoration.
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.
The Valley Grove GPS address is 9999 155th Street E, Nerstrand, MN 55053 Get Directions
June 21, 2022: St John’s event 6-8pm
June 25, 2022: Norwegian Weavers Guild Meeting
July 3, 2022: UCC church service
July 16, 2022: Memorial Service for Hazel Severson
July 20, 2022 at 12:15-12:45pm: Northfield No0n Organ Recital at Valley Grove with organist Richard Collman in the Wooden Church
July 23, 2022: Wedding of Davin & Krista
August 11, 2022: 9:30 am Meeting of Agderiag members
September 17, 2022: Ringing of the bell 13 times at 4 pm for Constitution Day
September 18, 2022 from 1-4pm: Valley Grove Country Social
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