(The following special benefits are no longer available.)
Viking - $100: Receive a three-generation printout of your genealogy; give away a Værmor level membership to a special person at no charge; arrange a complimentary 30-minute living history film session in our studio; enjoy a 10% discount online and in-store at the Giants Gift Shop!
Georgia's Genealogy - $175 All of the above perks, plus 2.5 hours of traditional genealogical assistance.
Genetic Ancestry - $175 All of the above perks, plus DNA genetic testing kit and interpretation.
Giant through King Harald levels - $250 or greater: All Viking-level benefits listed above, plus a one-hour filmed, guided “family ties” country tour based on our research of your genealogy. (Can substitute one-hour filming in our recording studio)
Other perks: invitations to members-only events and special online content, quarterly print newsletters and regular e-newsletters, plus the incentives listed above. Thank you for your support and engagement!
Use the Paypal form linked below to sign up during this very special promotion!
Get ready to celebrate Syttende Mai with us!
We had a great time at the festival, and we hope you did too! Check out our Youtube channel to see more from our celebration of Norway's Constitution Day!
This June we were excited to hold our first ever online Norwegian Camp, or Sommerleir Hjemmefra! We explored what life was really like for Bronze Age Vikings through crafts, language learning, and more. You can still watch our videos to get in on the Norwegian summer fun!
An evening honoring the Sundets will be held:
DATE: Tuesday, September 21, 2021
RECEPTION: 5:30 p.m.
DINNER & PROGRAM: 6:15–8 p.m.
2800 Northview Road
Minnetonka Beach, MN 55361
Hear firsthand transformational stories and a
special message from the honorees.
Lee and Louise Sundet have been beloved friends and supporters of Prison Fellowship® for nearly four decades. Born and raised in Spring Grove, Minnesota, Lee and Louise take great pride in their hometown. Their love for the Lord and for His kingdom has led them to serve their local community and beyond.
The Charles Colson Legacy of Hope Award is bestowed annually on individuals or foundations that have invested faithfully and generously in the restoration of those affected by crime and incarceration. With visionary stewardship, the awardee has enabled the ministry to make significant advancements in its mission.
Call Chelsea Magnuson, events manager, at 703.554.8530, or reserve your place using the link below.
Join us in person or online for the first in this fantastic series of events which will take you around the world! This Thursday, January 13 join Jeff and Tricia Babinski as they share their tales from their travels in Turkey, where they lived for 3 years!
6:30 p.m. - Turkish Coffee Demonstration and Snacks*;
7:00 p.m. - Presentation
(Please note, due to rising Covid-19 cases in Houston County, Turkish snacks will be pre-packaged for takeaway and the Turkish coffee making will just be a demonstration. )
Unable to be with us in person? Find the online event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/3185363051710076?ref=newsfeed
Join Rhan and Selma Flatin for an evening of introduction and exploration of the Brazilian Amazon! They will treat you to traditional food and drink samples, and Rhan will share a lecture regarding the ecology and culture of this fascinating area of the world. We explore as a community “what makes home feel like home” through an immersive month-long project and make sure you visit their pop-up exhibit!
Are you trying to stay warm this winter? Would you like to be part of some great conversation? Come to a Hygge (say hYOO guh or HEU-gah) on Saturday, February 12th, anytime between 4:30pm-7:30pm at the Sugar Shack located at 17987 County 27, Spring Grove, MN. The Sugar Shack is behind Lane and Mary Zaffke’s home. Follow the signs for parking near the Sugar Shack. The Sugar Shack is just off the third loop of our trail.
What is a Hygge? It’s a way to create warmth, connection and wellbeing. It’s a feeling of belonging to the moment and to each other. It’s a family event. Hot dogs and S’mores essentials will be provided for roasting on the fire as well as hot chocolate to keep you warm. Snowshoes are provided if you want to hike the trail. There is no cost, but a free will donation will be accepted.
Hopefully it is a clear night so everyone can view the full moon. The trail loop at Zaffke’s is about one mile long – just right for new or experienced snow shoeing. For the rest, great conversation, and hygge will provide meaning to sitting around the campfire, a simple ritual that gives a feeling of belonging to the moment and to each other.
For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/sgbirdwalk/. We hope to see you on Saturday, February 12.
Giants of the Earth Heritage Center serves as fiscal agent for the Birding and Nature Trail.
We are super excited to announce that starting on GivingTuesday, November 30th, your donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $30,000 by board members.
There are multiple ways that you can give your donation:
By sending a check in the mail to: 163 W Main Street, Spring Grove, MN 55974
By using PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=96LL6Z7KWGMTE
By using our GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/manage/uplifting-giants-restoring-our-gathering-space
Or through Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/donate/5031091563620765/
This campaign will be open beyond the end of the year. Thank you so much for your support!!
Location: Fest Building, 110 N Division Ave, Spring Grove, MN 55974
Join us in the town where Mollie B was raised!
Tickets are $20 for adults; ages 13-21 are $8 (newly reduced price thanks to a special promotion by Mollie B. and Rachel Storlie!); 12 and below are free when accompanied by a paid adult. We prefer a check mailed to PO Box 223, Spring Grove, Minnesota 55974. If paying with a card or through PayPal, adult tickets are $22.
Newhouse Norsemen 4-H Club is proud to announce that they will be offering food at the performance! Their menu will include barbecue, chips, bars, and coffee.
“TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR!”
The Busta family in their “It’s a good day to be alive!” shirts.
Support a cure for Mollie’s dad, retired SGPS Superintendent Jim Busta by purchasing one of these shirts at her concert!
Camp is only a few weeks away but there is still time to register. Campers will be learning how to live as the Vikings did with our special guest teacher Kari (a Viking Iron Age specialist), and other friends and connections who teach traditional life skills in the "old ways." Clink on the button below to fill out the registration from.