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.

Program: The Dakota at Lake Minnetonka

Learn More11/18/2018

Historian and author Paul Maravelas will explore the history of the Lake Minnetonka area, including the lake’s sacred site, sugar camp, and “fort.” He’ll also examine how the Dakota were featured as a tourist attraction during Minnetonka’s tourist heyday.

Sponsored by Pond Dakota Heritage Society.

Drop-in Program: Christmas Celebration

Learn More12/16/2018

Sing Christmas carols, hear Agnes Pond read the Christmas story, and listen as Rev. Gideon Pond reads excerpts from his 1862 Christmas sermon. Enjoy tea, cocoa, and Christmas treats.

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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