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: A Financial Look at the Dakota War of 1862

Learn More04/14/2019

Author Dan Munson will look at how the U.S. / Dakota War of 1862 differed from the earlier clashes between the Native peoples and the European settlers. In addition to industrial development, artillery power, different treaties, and the Homestead Act, another precipitating factor was the precarious state of the U.S. government finances.

Sponsored by Pond Dakota Heritage Society.

Program: The Other Women

Learn More05/19/2019

Independent historian and author Lois Glewwe will present stories of the female missionaries and missionary wives of the Dakota Mission in Minnesota 1835-1862.

Sponsored by Pond Dakota Heritage Society.

Special Event: John Philip Sousa Memorial Band Concert

Learn More06/16/2019

Join us for a concert by musicians in period costume, on the Gideon and Agnes Pond House lawn. This is one of our most popular annual events!

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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