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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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

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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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

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.

© 2022 Pond Dakota Heritage Society
© 2022 Pond Dakota Heritage Society