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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06 Aug
Author Terry Swanson and illustrator Peggy Stern introduce their new book, Grasshoppers in My Bed, a historical fiction based on the journals of Lillie Belle Gibbs, a Minnesota frontier farm girl.
13 Aug
Compete with family and friends to to see who can scrub and hang out laundry faster. Frontier chores were never this fun! Discover why families were so pleased when washing machines were invented.
14 Aug
08/14/2022    
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mark Labine will discuss his research into the Little Rapids fur trade post on the Minnesota River near present-day Carver. Mark is a descendant of early voyageurs and fur traders.
20 Aug
Try your hand at throwing horseshoes – maybe you’ll get a ringer! Learn the rules and strategies of this ever popular, centuries-old game. Horseshoes will be provided.
27 Aug
This mysterious mechanical toy originated in Appalachia. Make one to take home using basic hand tools and see if your friends can guess how it works! Adult supervision needed for children.
03 Sep
Step back in time and imagine what it was like for students long ago. Try writing on parchment paper with a quill pen dipped in ink. Then tour the historic Gideon and Agnes Pond House.
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06 Aug
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13 Aug 22
Bloomington
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Bloomington
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03 Sep

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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06 Aug
Author Terry Swanson and illustrator Peggy Stern introduce their new book, Grasshoppers in My Bed, a historical fiction based on the journals of Lillie Belle Gibbs, a Minnesota frontier farm girl.
13 Aug
Compete with family and friends to to see who can scrub and hang out laundry faster. Frontier chores were never this fun! Discover why families were so pleased when washing machines were invented.
14 Aug
08/14/2022    
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mark Labine will discuss his research into the Little Rapids fur trade post on the Minnesota River near present-day Carver. Mark is a descendant of early voyageurs and fur traders.
20 Aug
Try your hand at throwing horseshoes – maybe you’ll get a ringer! Learn the rules and strategies of this ever popular, centuries-old game. Horseshoes will be provided.
27 Aug
This mysterious mechanical toy originated in Appalachia. Make one to take home using basic hand tools and see if your friends can guess how it works! Adult supervision needed for children.
03 Sep
Step back in time and imagine what it was like for students long ago. Try writing on parchment paper with a quill pen dipped in ink. Then tour the historic Gideon and Agnes Pond House.
Events on 08/06/2022
06 Aug
Events on 08/13/2022
13 Aug
13 Aug 22
Bloomington
Events on 08/14/2022
14 Aug
Events on 08/20/2022
20 Aug
Events on 08/27/2022
27 Aug
27 Aug 22
Bloomington
Events on 09/03/2022
03 Sep

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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© 2022 Pond Dakota Heritage Society