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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.
10 Dec
Try your hand at old-fashioned parlor games like Fox & Geese, Nine Pins, Ball & Cup, Checkers, Marbles, and Jacob’s Ladder. Friendly competition is encouraged!
17 Dec
Join us as we gather ‘round the 19th century pump organ to sing Christmas carols. Rev. Gideon Pond will present readings from his 1864 Christmas sermon. Enjoy holiday treats.
24 Dec
12/24/2022    
All Day
The Gideon and Agnes Pond house is closed today.
31 Dec
12/31/2022    
All Day
The Gideon and Agnes Pond house is closed today.
Events on 12/03/2022
03 Dec
Events on 12/10/2022
10 Dec
10 Dec 22
Bloomington
Events on 12/17/2022
Events on 12/24/2022
Events on 12/31/2022

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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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.
10 Dec
Try your hand at old-fashioned parlor games like Fox & Geese, Nine Pins, Ball & Cup, Checkers, Marbles, and Jacob’s Ladder. Friendly competition is encouraged!
17 Dec
Join us as we gather ‘round the 19th century pump organ to sing Christmas carols. Rev. Gideon Pond will present readings from his 1864 Christmas sermon. Enjoy holiday treats.
24 Dec
12/24/2022    
All Day
The Gideon and Agnes Pond house is closed today.
31 Dec
12/31/2022    
All Day
The Gideon and Agnes Pond house is closed today.
Events on 12/03/2022
03 Dec
Events on 12/10/2022
10 Dec
10 Dec 22
Bloomington
Events on 12/17/2022
Events on 12/24/2022
Events on 12/31/2022
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© 2022 Pond Dakota Heritage Society