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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04 Dec
Acquaint yourself with the American bison! Examine an entire bison how each was used by Native people. Play Bison Bingo and watch a documentary.
11 Dec
Try your hand at old-fashioned parlor games like Fox & Geese, Nine Pins, Ball & Cup, Checkers, Marbles, and Jacob’s Ladder.
18 Dec
Join costumed re-enactors at the historic Pond House as we sing carols, read the Christmas story, and Rev. Pond will present excerpts from his 1862 Christmas sermon.
25 Dec
12/25/2021    
All Day
The Gideon and Agnes Pond house is closed today.
Events on 12/04/2021
04 Dec
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11 Dec
11 Dec 21
Bloomington
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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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04 Dec
Acquaint yourself with the American bison! Examine an entire bison how each was used by Native people. Play Bison Bingo and watch a documentary.
11 Dec
Try your hand at old-fashioned parlor games like Fox & Geese, Nine Pins, Ball & Cup, Checkers, Marbles, and Jacob’s Ladder.
18 Dec
Join costumed re-enactors at the historic Pond House as we sing carols, read the Christmas story, and Rev. Pond will present excerpts from his 1862 Christmas sermon.
25 Dec
12/25/2021    
All Day
The Gideon and Agnes Pond house is closed today.
Events on 12/04/2021
04 Dec
Events on 12/11/2021
11 Dec
11 Dec 21
Bloomington
Events on 12/18/2021
Events on 12/25/2021
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