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01 Oct
Make your own bead project with Lakota artist Carol Charging Thunder, whose beadwork has been exhibited at the Tweed Museum of Art in Duluth.
08 Oct
Explore colors in nature with a naturalist from Nature Enthusiations by making smash art, learning about how nature makes some of the amazing colors we see, and more.
15 Oct
Examine the Gideon and Agnes Pond House as a history detective! Learn about the mysterious markings on the bricks, the wavy glass, and the doors on every side of the house.
22 Oct
Jumping Jacks are flat figures whose joints are connected to a pull string. Make your own vintage Jumping Jack to take home! All materials provided.
29 Oct
Make your own coaster-sized “rug” to take home. Choose fabric strips, learn to braid them, then hand stitch your braid into a mini rug. All materials provided.
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.
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Bloomington
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Bloomington
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Bloomington

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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01 Oct
Make your own bead project with Lakota artist Carol Charging Thunder, whose beadwork has been exhibited at the Tweed Museum of Art in Duluth.
08 Oct
Explore colors in nature with a naturalist from Nature Enthusiations by making smash art, learning about how nature makes some of the amazing colors we see, and more.
15 Oct
Examine the Gideon and Agnes Pond House as a history detective! Learn about the mysterious markings on the bricks, the wavy glass, and the doors on every side of the house.
22 Oct
Jumping Jacks are flat figures whose joints are connected to a pull string. Make your own vintage Jumping Jack to take home! All materials provided.
29 Oct
Make your own coaster-sized “rug” to take home. Choose fabric strips, learn to braid them, then hand stitch your braid into a mini rug. All materials provided.
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.
Events on 10/01/2022
01 Oct
1 Oct 22
Bloomington
Events on 10/08/2022
08 Oct
8 Oct 22
Bloomington
Events on 10/15/2022
15 Oct
15 Oct 22
Bloomington
Events on 10/22/2022
22 Oct
22 Oct 22
Bloomington
Events on 10/29/2022
29 Oct
29 Oct 22
Bloomington
Events on 11/05/2022
05 Nov
5 Nov 22
Bloomington
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© 2022 Pond Dakota Heritage Society