About Valley Grove


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, 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

Upcoming Events

June 29, 2019:  Eidenschink – Fruetel Wedding

July 7, 2019: First UCC Service

August 3, 2019: Michelle Loring Wedding

July 30, 2019:  Prairie Partners Meeting – 6 pm

September 15, 2019:  Country Social

October 12, 2019:  DeFries – Gasior Wedding

October 19, 2019: Wells – Mulvihill Wedding

May 16, 2020:  Burton – Sokup Wedding