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07 Jan
01/07/2023    
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Go on a scavenger hunt through the native prairie that surrounds the house. Learn about Minnesota birds and make a pinecone bird feeder to take home.
14 Jan
Examine the house as a history detective! is the mysterious pot by the fireplace? Correctly answer this and other curious questions to win a detective gadget.
14 Jan
Tour the historic Gideon and Agnes Pond House.
21 Jan
Try your hand at weaving a mug rug or bookmark to take home. Frontier families spun wool into yarn, then knit or wove it to make clothing, blankets, and rugs.
21 Jan
Tour the historic Gideon and Agnes Pond House.
28 Jan
Learn to pair up woodland animals with their tracks while playing a rousing game of Animal Track Bingo! Handle a variety of real furs and try to identify the animals. Go animal track sleuthing along the Minnesota River Valley.
28 Jan
Tour the historic Gideon and Agnes Pond House.
04 Feb
Explore the park on snowshoes on your own or on one of two guided walks in the River Valley. Play frontier winter games outdoors. Take a guided tour of the house with a costumed reenactor. Examine a bison hide, play Bison Bingo, and watch a documentary on this amazing American icon.
04 Feb
Tour the historic Gideon and Agnes Pond House.
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  • 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

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    07 Jan
    01/07/2023    
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Go on a scavenger hunt through the native prairie that surrounds the house. Learn about Minnesota birds and make a pinecone bird feeder to take home.
    14 Jan
    Examine the house as a history detective! is the mysterious pot by the fireplace? Correctly answer this and other curious questions to win a detective gadget.
    14 Jan
    Tour the historic Gideon and Agnes Pond House.
    21 Jan
    Try your hand at weaving a mug rug or bookmark to take home. Frontier families spun wool into yarn, then knit or wove it to make clothing, blankets, and rugs.
    21 Jan
    Tour the historic Gideon and Agnes Pond House.
    28 Jan
    Learn to pair up woodland animals with their tracks while playing a rousing game of Animal Track Bingo! Handle a variety of real furs and try to identify the animals. Go animal track sleuthing along the Minnesota River Valley.
    28 Jan
    Tour the historic Gideon and Agnes Pond House.
    04 Feb
    Explore the park on snowshoes on your own or on one of two guided walks in the River Valley. Play frontier winter games outdoors. Take a guided tour of the house with a costumed reenactor. Examine a bison hide, play Bison Bingo, and watch a documentary on this amazing American icon.
    04 Feb
    Tour the historic Gideon and Agnes Pond House.
    Events on 01/07/2023
    Events on 01/14/2023
    14 Jan
    14 Jan
    14 Jan 23
    Bloomington
    Events on 01/21/2023
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    21 Jan
    21 Jan 23
    Bloomington
    Events on 01/28/2023
    28 Jan
    28 Jan
    28 Jan 23
    Bloomington
    Events on 02/04/2023
    04 Feb
    4 Feb 23
    Bloomington

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