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: Women and Fort Ridgely in the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862

11/20/2022

Learn how newly widowed frontier mothers and their children sought refuge at Fort Ridgely after surviving raids at the beginning of the U.S.–Dakota War of 1862.

Prairie Profiles: The Pond House Video

View 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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03 Dec
Examine an entire bison hide and other bison parts. Discover how each was used to create more than 50 usable items. Play Bison Bingo and watch a documentary on bison.
10 Dec
Try your hand at old-fashioned parlor games like Fox & Geese, Nine Pins, Ball & Cup, Checkers, Marbles, and Jacob’s Ladder. Friendly competition is encouraged!
17 Dec
Join us as we gather ‘round the 19th century pump organ to sing Christmas carols. Rev. Gideon Pond will present readings from his 1864 Christmas sermon. Enjoy holiday treats.
24 Dec
12/24/2022    
All Day
The Gideon and Agnes Pond house is closed today.
31 Dec
12/31/2022    
All Day
The Gideon and Agnes Pond house is closed today.
Events on 12/03/2022
03 Dec
Events on 12/10/2022
10 Dec
10 Dec 22
Bloomington
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Events on 12/31/2022
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: Women and Fort Ridgely in the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862

11/20/2022

Learn how newly widowed frontier mothers and their children sought refuge at Fort Ridgely after surviving raids at the beginning of the U.S.–Dakota War of 1862.

Prairie Profiles: The Pond House Video

View 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.

Find Programs and Events

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03 Dec
Examine an entire bison hide and other bison parts. Discover how each was used to create more than 50 usable items. Play Bison Bingo and watch a documentary on bison.
10 Dec
Try your hand at old-fashioned parlor games like Fox & Geese, Nine Pins, Ball & Cup, Checkers, Marbles, and Jacob’s Ladder. Friendly competition is encouraged!
17 Dec
Join us as we gather ‘round the 19th century pump organ to sing Christmas carols. Rev. Gideon Pond will present readings from his 1864 Christmas sermon. Enjoy holiday treats.
24 Dec
12/24/2022    
All Day
The Gideon and Agnes Pond house is closed today.
31 Dec
12/31/2022    
All Day
The Gideon and Agnes Pond house is closed today.
Events on 12/03/2022
03 Dec
Events on 12/10/2022
10 Dec
10 Dec 22
Bloomington
Events on 12/17/2022
Events on 12/24/2022
Events on 12/31/2022
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