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.
Hear the story of Johan and Catherine Kochendorfer, who moved their family to Minnesota in 1857. Their difficult, but heartwarming story is told by Dan Munson, author of Malice Toward None: Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War, the Homestead Act, and the Massacre. Books available for purchase and signing.Sponsored by Pond Dakota Heritage Society.
Join us as we gather ‘round the pump organ to sing Christmas carols and hear Rev. Gideon Pond, portrayed by a costumed re-enactor, read excerpts from his 1862 Christmas sermon. Make a Christmas ornament to take home. Free hot cider, cocoa, tea, and Christmas treats will be served.Sponsored by Bloomington Parks and Recreation.