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Whether you’re interested in attending a thought-provoking presentation or a living history event, you’ll find several ways to learn more about local history by attending an event or a PDHS program.

See our events calendar for the latest events and programs.

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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.
11 Feb
Make your own wooden Button & String Puzzle to take home! Once you’ve discovered the puzzle’s solution, befuddle your family and friends with this frontier head-scratcher!
11 Feb
Tour the historic Gideon and Agnes Pond House.
18 Feb
Taste popcorn made over a bed of coals in the fireplace with an old-fashioned popcorn popper. Then tour of the house while enjoying your tasty treat. Free.
18 Feb
Tour the historic Gideon and Agnes Pond House.
25 Feb
Bring your imagination and create a family of dolls to take home! Historic seamstress Pauline Bold will demonstrate how to make corn husk dolls, cloth [...]
25 Feb
Tour the historic Gideon and Agnes Pond House.
Events on 02/04/2023
04 Feb
4 Feb 23
Bloomington
Events on 02/11/2023
11 Feb
11 Feb 23
Bloomington
Events on 02/18/2023
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Bloomington
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Bloomington

Programs and Events List

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  • Attend a Sunday Afternoon Program

    Join the members and friends of the Pond Dakota Heritage Society for thought-provoking presentations. Learn more. Topics include:

    • Native American history and culture
    • Revitalization of the Dakota language
    • Christian missionaries to the Dakota, including Samuel and Gideon Pond
    • 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

    Visit Programs page.

    Immerse Yourself in a Living History Event

    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. The house is open on Sunday afternoons from 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Guided tours of the house are available. Check the calendar for tour times.

    Visit Events and Activities page.

    Find a Program or Event

    Whether you’re interested in attending a thought-provoking presentation or a living history event, you’ll find several ways to learn more about local history by attending an event or a PDHS program.

    See our events calendar for the latest events and programs.

    Find Programs and Events

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    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.
    11 Feb
    Make your own wooden Button & String Puzzle to take home! Once you’ve discovered the puzzle’s solution, befuddle your family and friends with this frontier head-scratcher!
    11 Feb
    Tour the historic Gideon and Agnes Pond House.
    18 Feb
    Taste popcorn made over a bed of coals in the fireplace with an old-fashioned popcorn popper. Then tour of the house while enjoying your tasty treat. Free.
    18 Feb
    Tour the historic Gideon and Agnes Pond House.
    25 Feb
    Bring your imagination and create a family of dolls to take home! Historic seamstress Pauline Bold will demonstrate how to make corn husk dolls, cloth [...]
    25 Feb
    Tour the historic Gideon and Agnes Pond House.
    Events on 02/04/2023
    04 Feb
    4 Feb 23
    Bloomington
    Events on 02/11/2023
    11 Feb
    11 Feb 23
    Bloomington
    Events on 02/18/2023
    18 Feb
    18 Feb
    18 Feb 23
    Bloomington
    Events on 02/25/2023
    25 Feb
    25 Feb
    25 Feb 23
    Bloomington

    Programs and Events List

  • No events
  • Attend a Sunday Afternoon Program

    Join the members and friends of the Pond Dakota Heritage Society for thought-provoking presentations. Learn more. Topics include:

    • Native American history and culture
    • Revitalization of the Dakota language
    • Christian missionaries to the Dakota, including Samuel and Gideon Pond
    • 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

    Visit Programs page.

    Immerse Yourself in a Living History Event

    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. The house is open on Sunday afternoons from 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Guided tours of the house are available. Check the calendar for tour times.

    Visit Events and Activities page.

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    © 2024 Pond Dakota Heritage Society