Join, Renew, Support

Individual Yearly Membership

Individual Members Receive

  • 10% off items in our gift shop
  • Free admission to the Giants of the Earth Heritage Center
  • Discounts on special events and educational opportunities
  • Discounts on genealogy research
  • Online access to additional oral video histories and other historical videos
  • Preference in recording of oral histories for their families

Individual Yearly Membership Levels

  • Værmor (Senior 62 or older): $50/year 
  • Lars: $60/year 
  • Ola and Per: $75/year 
  • Viking: $100/year 
  • Giant: $250/year 
  • King Olav: $500/year 
  • Queen Sonja: $1000/year 
  • King Harald: $2,500/year 
  • Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson: $5,000/year
Choose an Individual Yearly Membership Subscription

Genetic Ancestry Group Membership

Genetic Ancestry Group Membership-Genealogy DNA

  • Complimentary AncestryDNA Test Kit
  • 10% off items in our gift shop
  • Free admission to the Giants of the Earth Heritage Center
  • Discounts on special events and educational opportunities
  • Discounts on genealogy research
  • Online access to additional oral video histories and other historical videos
  • Preference in recording of oral histories for their families
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Genetic Ancestry Group Membership 

Genealogy GR: $175/year (You will work with Georgia Rosendahl, our resident historian who is a traditional genealogy researcher—you will not receive the DNA Test Kit.)

Genealogy DNA: $175/year (You will receive a complimentary Ancestry DNA test Kit and work with our genetic research team.)

Choose a Genetic Ancestry Group Membership Subscription

Business Yearly Membership

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Business Membership Levels

  • Earth: $100/year
  • Stone: $250/year
  • Bronze: $500/year
  • Pewter: $1,000/year
  • Gold: $2,500/year
  • Platinum: $5,000/year
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Choose a Business Yearly Membership Subscription

Donate to the Initiative of Your Choice

Donate to the Initiative of your Choice

  • Endowment
  • Kroshus Bridge Barn
  • Norwegian Ridge Language and Culture Camp and Folk-Art Classes
  • Oral Histories Recording
  • Broadcast Quality Film About Community Farm Families
  • Sixth Grade Academy
  • Staffing
  • Juletrefest 2021
  • Elevator Maintenance
  • Upstairs Exhibits
  • Read More

Memorialize Your Friend or Family Member

Memorialize your beloved family member or honored friend

Memorialize your beloved family member or honored friend.

The Board of Directors at Giants are humbled and esteemed by your gifts in their honor and we especially work to preserve their stories and pictures in our collaborative family tree. Half of each gift supports our Endowment.

Visit Our Memorial Page

Capital Campaign Contribution

Capital Campaign Contributions over $2500 will receive special honors 

Support our Capital Campaign to renovate Giants of the Earth—help us bring it into ADA compliance. Donations over $2,500 will receive special honors. Each donation of $2,500 will allow the name of an immigrant from one’s family to be painted in gold leaf on the Immigrants wall in Immigration Hall.

There are many ways to give to our #uplifting fundraiser!

  1. Stop into our gift shop with a check, cash, or credit/debit gift between 10 am-5 pm Monday through Saturday.
  2. Mail your donation to us: PO Box 223, Spring Grove, MN 55974
  3. Use PayPal link in this section to donate.
  4. Visit and donate to our GoFundMe Page.   
  5. Larger gifts spread over time: call our Community Outreach Coordinator, Rachel Storlie (507-458-1255), to discuss multi-year giving options! This type of giving enables individual, group, or business donors an opportunity to sponsor an upper floor exhibit room.
  6. New to Giants are appreciated stock options! A wonderful opportunity to work with our broker to make your favorable stock investments pay off for our community, with NO capital gains. Please call Karen at 507-450-1373 to set it up!

Honor Your Immigrant Ancestors

Let's Discuss—Give us a call!

Please email us using the contact form. Be sure to tell us a good time to call you. Or, call 507-498-5070. If we miss your call, leave a message, and we’ll call you back. 

Honor Your Immigrant Ancestors

Do you want to pay tribute to your immigrant ancestors? We will put their names in gold script on the beautiful walls of the Giants of the Earth Immigrant Hall. According to which side of Spring Grove your ancestors lived on, immigrant names are hand-painted on the walls. For example, Ole Nerstad and Kjettle Garnaas lived west of Spring Grove, so their names appear on the west wall.
Giants of the Earth is pleased to offer this special tribute as a thank you to donors who have contributed more than $2,500. A contributor’s immigrant ancestor will be added to Immigrant Hall for every $2,500 donation. Special attention will be paid to donors’ descendants as part of the Giants of the Earth Heritage Center area Bygdebok, detailing the history and genealogy of the Houston, Winneshiek, Fillmore, Allamakee Co. areas.

Choose how you would like to give. Giants will then contact you to learn more about the ancestor that you would like to have honored in Immigrant Hall.

“He only deserves to be remembered by posterity who treasures up and preserves the history of his ancestors.” —Edmund Burke

Heritage Center Room Naming Opportunities

Let's Discuss—Give us a call!

Please email us using the contact form. Be sure to tell us a good time to call you. Or, call 507-498-5070. If we miss your call, leave a message, and we’ll call you back. 
 

 

Heritage Center Room Naming Opportunities

The goal of the Room Naming and Honoring Campaign is to raise funds to complete our renovation and restoration projects.

The guidelines of the Naming and Honoring Campaign are as follows:  

  • Room names are given for a minimum period of 20 years. 
  • Naming can be in honor of the donor or family member(s) of their choosing. 
  • All room naming donations also grant the donor a place for an ancestor(s) on the Honored Immigrant Wall.
  • Giants can record a complimentary oral history to help tell the family’s story as part of the room display.
  • At the end of a minimum of 20 years, the family of the room’s benefactor will be given continued renaming rights if they would like to contribute to planned room changes and its future care. 
  • Suppose the family would not like to renew the room’s name. In that case, the original name will be put in a place of honor at the Ballard House along with all applicable family history regarding the original name.

Join or Donate Online, by Check or by Phone

Choose one of the donation options below. You may make your tax-deductible donations any amount you wish and make any comments you want to. Feel free to donate in memory of a beloved ancestor or loved one, such as—”In memory of…, remembering our first Christmas together” or “In honor of Knute…, my great great grandfather, who helped build the first Spring Grove Church.” If you wish to have your money used toward something in particular, such as the capital campaign, the Dan Huebner matching grant for programming, or membership, please indicate so. If you join online, we can immediately post your name on our Online Donors page if you choose, or you can remain anonymous.

Join Online

To become a member of the non-profit Giants of the Earth Heritage Center, please select your desired type of membership and membership level using the PayPal button. 

Join by check

Please note your membership level on your check, and mail to:

Giants of the Earth Heritage Center
P.O. Box 223
Spring Grove, MN 55974

 

Join by phone

If you need assistance, please email or call us!

Please email us using the contact form with a good time to call you. If we miss your call, leave a message, and we’ll call you back. We can take your donation and credit card information over the phone.

 507-498-5070

Join and lower your taxes at the same time

Giants of the Earth Heritage Center, Inc is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization, and further classified as a public charity: 170 (b) (1) (A) (vi). All contributions to Giants of the Earth Heritage Center (with the exception of the Genetic Ancestry membership) are tax-deductible under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. We are also qualified to receive tax-deductible bequests, devises, transfers, or gifts under section 2055, 2106, or 2522 of the Code.

Charitable Contibutions (IRS Publication 526)

Charitable Contributions Substantiation and Disclosure (IRS)

IRS Tax Information for Charities & Other Non-Profits

Qualified Charitable Distributions

Donate with confidence.

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Giants of the Earth Employer Identification Number: 26-4545682

Employer Matching Contributions

Thank you to our community-conscious businesses that have agreed to match their employees’ Giants of the Earth Heritage Center membership contributions and donations.

Check with your company—ask if they would like to match your contribution to Giants! Mention the name of your matching employer when submitting your Giants membership or donation. If you have questions, contact us!

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