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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06 Aug
Author Terry Swanson and illustrator Peggy Stern introduce their new book, Grasshoppers in My Bed, a historical fiction based on the journals of Lillie Belle Gibbs, a Minnesota frontier farm girl.
13 Aug
Compete with family and friends to to see who can scrub and hang out laundry faster. Frontier chores were never this fun! Discover why families were so pleased when washing machines were invented.
14 Aug
08/14/2022    
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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.
20 Aug
Try your hand at throwing horseshoes – maybe you’ll get a ringer! Learn the rules and strategies of this ever popular, centuries-old game. Horseshoes will be provided.
27 Aug
This mysterious mechanical toy originated in Appalachia. Make one to take home using basic hand tools and see if your friends can guess how it works! Adult supervision needed for children.
03 Sep
Step back in time and imagine what it was like for students long ago. Try writing on parchment paper with a quill pen dipped in ink. Then tour the historic Gideon and Agnes Pond House.
Events on 08/06/2022
06 Aug
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13 Aug
13 Aug 22
Bloomington
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14 Aug
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20 Aug
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27 Aug
27 Aug 22
Bloomington
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03 Sep
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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06 Aug
Author Terry Swanson and illustrator Peggy Stern introduce their new book, Grasshoppers in My Bed, a historical fiction based on the journals of Lillie Belle Gibbs, a Minnesota frontier farm girl.
13 Aug
Compete with family and friends to to see who can scrub and hang out laundry faster. Frontier chores were never this fun! Discover why families were so pleased when washing machines were invented.
14 Aug
08/14/2022    
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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.
20 Aug
Try your hand at throwing horseshoes – maybe you’ll get a ringer! Learn the rules and strategies of this ever popular, centuries-old game. Horseshoes will be provided.
27 Aug
This mysterious mechanical toy originated in Appalachia. Make one to take home using basic hand tools and see if your friends can guess how it works! Adult supervision needed for children.
03 Sep
Step back in time and imagine what it was like for students long ago. Try writing on parchment paper with a quill pen dipped in ink. Then tour the historic Gideon and Agnes Pond House.
Events on 08/06/2022
06 Aug
Events on 08/13/2022
13 Aug
13 Aug 22
Bloomington
Events on 08/14/2022
14 Aug
Events on 08/20/2022
20 Aug
Events on 08/27/2022
27 Aug
27 Aug 22
Bloomington
Events on 09/03/2022
03 Sep
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