We're on a Mission...

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.

Winter History Festival

Learn More01/27/2019

See a demonstration of Lacrosse stick-making, listen to traditional Dakota stories in a tipi, watch a magic show (noon – 2:00 pm only). Go sledding down the hill behind the house, and play Snow Snakes and other frontier games.

Sponsored by Bloomington Parks and Recreation.

Program: Minnesota and the Civil War in the West

Learn More02/17/2019

Minnesota Congressman Dean Urdahl will discuss the War in the West. The First Minnesota at Gettysburg receives much-deserved acclaim, but most of Minnesota’s contributions to America’s greatest conflict took place in the West.

Sponsored by Bloomington Parks and Recreation.

Prairie Profiles: The Pond House Video

the pond house videoSee 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.



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