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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05 Nov
Learn and practice basic embroidery stitches with expert needleworker Pauline Bold. All materials provided, or you may bring your own project to stitch.
12 Nov
Use a simple rope-making tool to fabricate a section of rope to take home. Learn all about rope – a very important item on the frontier.
19 Nov
The spelling bee was a favorite community event on the frontier. Test your spelling in a friendly contest at the historic Gideon and Agnes Pond House!
20 Nov
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.
26 Nov
Take a guided tour of the house and see how their home was furnished in 1878. Hear stories of the courageous Pond family and their mission work with the Dakota.
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.
Events on 11/05/2022
05 Nov
5 Nov 22
Bloomington
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12 Nov
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19 Nov
19 Nov 22
Bloomington
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26 Nov
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03 Dec
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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05 Nov
Learn and practice basic embroidery stitches with expert needleworker Pauline Bold. All materials provided, or you may bring your own project to stitch.
12 Nov
Use a simple rope-making tool to fabricate a section of rope to take home. Learn all about rope – a very important item on the frontier.
19 Nov
The spelling bee was a favorite community event on the frontier. Test your spelling in a friendly contest at the historic Gideon and Agnes Pond House!
20 Nov
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.
26 Nov
Take a guided tour of the house and see how their home was furnished in 1878. Hear stories of the courageous Pond family and their mission work with the Dakota.
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.
Events on 11/05/2022
05 Nov
5 Nov 22
Bloomington
Events on 11/12/2022
12 Nov
Events on 11/19/2022
19 Nov
19 Nov 22
Bloomington
Events on 11/20/2022
Events on 11/26/2022
26 Nov
Events on 12/03/2022
03 Dec
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© 2022 Pond Dakota Heritage Society