Founded in 2009, Giants of the Earth Heritage Center is a nonprofit historical society that empowers individuals, families, and communities with a sense of meaning through our many cultural and historical programs. We are located in Spring Grove, which happens to have been Minnesota’s first Norwegian settlement. Our ancestry and heritage programs bring young and old together in lots of fun ways.
Activities such as creating family trees and recording family stories build multigenerational bonds and understanding. These are two things that are often lacking in today’s world. There are so many different ways to get started on your family’s narrative, including DNA ancestry testing. Thus, it often helps to be part of a nonprofit organization where you can learn from the experiences of other members and be assisted by an expert staff. Our Genetic Ancestry members’ results can remain anonymous or private, but some members are happy to share their ethnic ancestry experience so that others can compare their own results and decide what tests and analytical tools are best for them. Historic Images of Spring Grove