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.
Experience the mid-19th century lives of Native Americans, fur traders, and settlers at this living history event. Re-enactors demonstrate different lifestyles, historical crafts, and occupations. Tour the Gideon and Agnes Pond House.Sponsored by Bloomington Parks and Recreation.
Learn about missionary Stephen Riggs’ role in the negotiation and signing of the treaties that opened the Minnesota Territory to a flood of immigrant-settlers.Sponsored by Pond Dakota Heritage Society.
Fort Snelling Site Manager Tom Pfannenstiel will present, “Many Stories Still Untold: A new Vision for Historic Fort Snelling,” covering plans for a commemoration of the fort’s 2020 bicentennial.Sponsored by Pond Dakota Heritage Society.
Upcoming Programs and Events
- Drop-In Program: Bow Making: 10/11/2015
- Presentation: Riggs and the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux: 10/18/2015
- Open House: Agnes's Sewing Circle: 10/25/2015
- Drop-in Program: Beading With Carol Charging Thunder: 11/01/2015