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: The Fur Trade at Little Rapids

08/14/2022

Mark Labine will discuss his research into the Little Rapids fur trade post on the Minnesota River near present-day Carver. Mark is a descendant of early voyageurs and fur traders.

Special Event: River Rendezvous

09/24/2022

Experience the lifestyles of people living in Minnesota between 1800 and 1870 through story-telling and interactive, hands-on demonstrations. House tours. Food vendors.

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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23 Oct
10/23/2021    
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Please join us for a tour of important Dakota sites in the Twin Cities area, including: 8:30 a.m. Meet at Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, 2200 [...]
23 Oct
Make your own Jumping Jack, a favorite toy for frontier children These flat figures whose joints are connected to a pull string. All materials provided.
30 Oct
Make your own coaster-sized, frontier craft “rug” to take home. Choose fabric strips, learn to braid them. All materials provided.
06 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.
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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.

John Philip Sousa Memorial Band Free Concert

06/19/2022

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a beautiful evening concert on the Gideon and Agnes Pond House lawn. Ice cream will be for sale. This is one of our most popular events!

Special Event: Bloomington Dakota Language Camp

06/28/2022 - 06/30/2022

Attend the 11th annual Dakota Language Camp! Learn the Dakota Language through songs, dancing, games, crafts, and feasting.

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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10/23/2021    
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Please join us for a tour of important Dakota sites in the Twin Cities area, including: 8:30 a.m. Meet at Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, 2200 [...]
23 Oct
Make your own Jumping Jack, a favorite toy for frontier children These flat figures whose joints are connected to a pull string. All materials provided.
30 Oct
Make your own coaster-sized, frontier craft “rug” to take home. Choose fabric strips, learn to braid them. All materials provided.
06 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.
Events on 10/23/2021
23 Oct
23 Oct
Events on 10/30/2021
30 Oct
Events on 11/06/2021
06 Nov
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© 2022 Pond Dakota Heritage Society