VISION

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.

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.

History of Valley Grove Preservation Society Booklet
VGPS commissioned Jeffrey Sauve to write a short history of our Society – 1973 to present. It is available at the Rice County Historical Society, Northfield Historical Society, and at VGPS events. We would be happy to mail you a copy at $15.00 per copy.
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MAILING/LOCATION 

PO Box 75    Nerstrand, MN 55053

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

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

April 20, 2023: Annual meeting  7:30 pm

May 6, 2023:  Burial service for Don Nelson  1:00 pm

September 17, 2023: Country Social

September 23, 2023:  Sauve – Wicklund Wedding

October 7, 2023:  Wedding of Emma Roethler & Andrew Rogers

October 14, 2023: Jenna Wedding

October 28, 2023:  Hold for Megan wedding

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