to preserve the rich history of the Dakota and their relationship with early Minnesota settlers and Christian missionaries, and to explore contrasting cultural and religious viewpoints.
Fur trade expert Richard Williams will tell the story of Oliver Faribault and provide a glimpse into the real world of early 19th century Minnesota.Sponsored by Pond Dakota Heritage Society.
Dr. Bruce Forbes will share insights from his latest book, America’s Favorite Holidays: Candid Histories, about Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. Learn how Puritans viewed holidays and which holiday traditions reach back to frontier days.Sponsored by Pond Dakota Heritage Society.
See VideoView the award-winning video, “The Pond House,” which traces the history of the house through its builder and his great-grandson, and focuses on their important relationship with the Dakota people.
Produced by filmmaker Barbara Britain.