PDHS Programs

Looking for opportunities to learn about local history and discuss it with other history buffs? Our programs offer thought-provoking presentations by authors, genealogists, historians, researchers, and educators. All presentations include a Q&A session with the speaker.

See our list of upcoming programs, events and activities.

Past Program Topics, Speakers and Authors

Here are several examples of program topics we have offered in the past.

Program Topic Overview

Here are the types of topics our programs cover. If you would like to speak at one of our programs, please contact us.

  • the Christian missionaries to the Dakota, including Samuel and Gideon Pond
  • Native American history and culture
  • Revitalization of the Dakota language
  • the contrasting cultural and religious viewpoints of whites and Native Americans
  • the natural history of the Minnesota River Valley
  • the U.S./Dakota War of 1862
Program Details

Typically held on the third Sunday of the month at 2:00 p.m. Guided tours available before and after programs. See calendar for specific dates and times.


Often held at the historic 1856 Gideon and Agnes Pond House, at Pond-Dakota Mission Park.


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