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05 Nov
Learn and practice basic embroidery stitches with expert needleworker Pauline Bold. All materials provided, or you may bring your own project to stitch.
12 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.
19 Nov
The spelling bee was a favorite community event on the frontier. Test your spelling in a friendly contest at the historic Gideon and Agnes Pond House!
20 Nov
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.
26 Nov
Take a guided tour of the house and see how their home was furnished in 1878. Hear stories of the courageous Pond family and their mission work with the Dakota.
03 Dec
Examine an entire bison hide and other bison parts. Discover how each was used to create more than 50 usable items. Play Bison Bingo and watch a documentary on bison.
Events on 11/05/2022
05 Nov
5 Nov 22
Bloomington
Events on 11/12/2022
12 Nov
Events on 11/19/2022
19 Nov
19 Nov 22
Bloomington
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Events on 11/26/2022
26 Nov
Events on 12/03/2022
03 Dec

Events and Activities

Bloomington Parks and Recreation sponsors events and activities for all ages throughout the year at the Pond-Dakota Mission Park. Learn more about the park. The centerpiece of the park is the historic Gideon and Agnes Pond house, built in 1856. Learn more about the house.

See our list of upcoming events and activities.

Attend Annual Events

John Philips Sousa Memorial Band Concert and Ice Cream Social

Enjoy a toe-tapping outdoor concert on the south lawn of the Gideon and Agnes Pond House. Directed by Mr. Scott Crosbie, the Sousa Band has been entertaining local audiences for forty years. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Dakota Language Camp

Learn the Dakota language through Dakota games, crafts, songs, dancing, foods and nature walks through the beautiful trails at Pond-Dakota Mission Park. Students grades K-6 and their families are welcome.  For more information, download the brochure.

River Rendezvous Public Event

Get a taste of the mid-19th century lives of Native Americans, fur traders and settlers at this living history event. Meet re-enactors demonstrating different lifestyles, historical crafts, and occupations, such as hand-dipped candle making, tin smithing, farming, and more. Tour the restored 1856 Gideon and Agnes Pond House. Learn more at the City of Bloomington website.

Join Interactive Activities

Hands-on activities for all ages are held one Sunday afternoon per month (typically the first Sunday), including:

  • Bread baking
  • Candle dipping
  • Maple Sugaring
  • Corn husk doll making
  • Dakota language lessons and games
  • Prairie walks
  • Flintknapping
  • Horn carving
  • Mini tipi construction

Events and Activities

Bloomington Parks and Recreation sponsors events and activities for all ages throughout the year at the Pond-Dakota Mission Park. Learn more about the park. The centerpiece of the park is the historic Gideon and Agnes Pond house, built in 1856. Learn more about the house.

See our list of upcoming events and activities.

Attend Annual Events

John Philips Sousa Memorial Band Concert and Ice Cream Social

Enjoy a toe-tapping outdoor concert on the south lawn of the Gideon and Agnes Pond House. Directed by Mr. Scott Crosbie, the Sousa Band has been entertaining local audiences for forty years. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Dakota Language Camp

Learn the Dakota language through Dakota games, crafts, songs, dancing, foods and nature walks through the beautiful trails at Pond-Dakota Mission Park. Students grades K-6 and their families are welcome.  For more information, download the brochure.

River Rendezvous Public Event

Get a taste of the mid-19th century lives of Native Americans, fur traders and settlers at this living history event. Meet re-enactors demonstrating different lifestyles, historical crafts, and occupations, such as hand-dipped candle making, tin smithing, farming, and more. Tour the restored 1856 Gideon and Agnes Pond House. Learn more at the City of Bloomington website.

Join Interactive Activities

Hands-on activities for all ages are held one Sunday afternoon per month (typically the first Sunday), including:

  • Bread baking
  • Candle dipping
  • Maple Sugaring
  • Corn husk doll making
  • Dakota language lessons and games
  • Prairie walks
  • Flintknapping
  • Horn carving
  • Mini tipi construction

Find Programs and Events

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05 Nov
Learn and practice basic embroidery stitches with expert needleworker Pauline Bold. All materials provided, or you may bring your own project to stitch.
12 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.
19 Nov
The spelling bee was a favorite community event on the frontier. Test your spelling in a friendly contest at the historic Gideon and Agnes Pond House!
20 Nov
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.
26 Nov
Take a guided tour of the house and see how their home was furnished in 1878. Hear stories of the courageous Pond family and their mission work with the Dakota.
03 Dec
Examine an entire bison hide and other bison parts. Discover how each was used to create more than 50 usable items. Play Bison Bingo and watch a documentary on bison.
Events on 11/05/2022
05 Nov
5 Nov 22
Bloomington
Events on 11/12/2022
12 Nov
Events on 11/19/2022
19 Nov
19 Nov 22
Bloomington
Events on 11/20/2022
Events on 11/26/2022
26 Nov
Events on 12/03/2022
03 Dec
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© 2022 Pond Dakota Heritage Society