Try your hand at old-fashioned parlor games like Fox & Geese, Shut The Box, Nine Pins, Ball & Cup, Checkers, Marbles, and Jacob’s Ladder. Experience frontier fun and challenge your family to a friendly competition.
Try out this frontier craft while making your own coaster-sized “rug” to take home. Choose fabric strips, learn to braid them, then hand stitch your braid into a mini rug. Program and materials are free.
Examine the house as a history detective. Where is the secret compartment, why are there 31 numbers on the clock, and why is there a wooden egg in Mrs. Pond’s sewing basket? Answer these and other curious questions to win a detective gadget!
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a free concert on the Gideon and Agnes Pond House lawn. Twin Cities musicians in period costume will recapture the spirit of the turn of the 20th century. Ice cream will be for sale.
Reverend Pond is turning 213! Enjoy birthday treats while touring the house and sing Happy Birthday in Dakota. Try your hand at outdoor games such as Walking on Stilts, Graces, Stick-and-Hoop, and Marbles. Friendly competition is encouraged!
Use a simple rope-making tool to fabricate a section of rope to take home, then finish off the ends with a whip knot. Learn all about rope – a very important item on the frontier! All materials are provided for this free program.