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Pond Dakota Winter History Festival

Date(s) - 01/28/2018
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Gideon and Agnes Pond House


Discover the adventure of winter hiking on guided snowshoe walks led by Wilderness Inquiry at 1 and 3 pm. Snowshoes are provided, or bring your own. Group size is limited, so sign up that day is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Play the traditional Dakota games of Snow Snakes and Lacrosse, as well as outdoor frontier games. Then warm up indoors by the fireplace with cocoa and cookies. See demonstrations and displays and try your hand using a variety of 19th-century tools. Hear Reverend Pond tell harrowing and hilarious stories of winter life on the early Minnesota frontier. All activities are free.

Guided Walks
1:00 and 3:00 pm

House Tours
1:30 and 3:30 pm

$2 suggested donation
FREE for youth through high school and PDHS members
FREE parking

Bloomington Parks and Recreation