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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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07 Jan
01/07/2023    
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Go on a scavenger hunt through the native prairie that surrounds the house. Learn about Minnesota birds and make a pinecone bird feeder to take home.
14 Jan
Examine the house as a history detective! is the mysterious pot by the fireplace? Correctly answer this and other curious questions to win a detective gadget.
14 Jan
Tour the historic Gideon and Agnes Pond House.
21 Jan
Try your hand at weaving a mug rug or bookmark to take home. Frontier families spun wool into yarn, then knit or wove it to make clothing, blankets, and rugs.
21 Jan
Tour the historic Gideon and Agnes Pond House.
28 Jan
Learn to pair up woodland animals with their tracks while playing a rousing game of Animal Track Bingo! Handle a variety of real furs and try to identify the animals. Go animal track sleuthing along the Minnesota River Valley.
28 Jan
Tour the historic Gideon and Agnes Pond House.
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.
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Bloomington
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Bloomington
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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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    07 Jan
    01/07/2023    
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Go on a scavenger hunt through the native prairie that surrounds the house. Learn about Minnesota birds and make a pinecone bird feeder to take home.
    14 Jan
    Examine the house as a history detective! is the mysterious pot by the fireplace? Correctly answer this and other curious questions to win a detective gadget.
    14 Jan
    Tour the historic Gideon and Agnes Pond House.
    21 Jan
    Try your hand at weaving a mug rug or bookmark to take home. Frontier families spun wool into yarn, then knit or wove it to make clothing, blankets, and rugs.
    21 Jan
    Tour the historic Gideon and Agnes Pond House.
    28 Jan
    Learn to pair up woodland animals with their tracks while playing a rousing game of Animal Track Bingo! Handle a variety of real furs and try to identify the animals. Go animal track sleuthing along the Minnesota River Valley.
    28 Jan
    Tour the historic Gideon and Agnes Pond House.
    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.
    Events on 01/07/2023
    Events on 01/14/2023
    14 Jan
    14 Jan
    14 Jan 23
    Bloomington
    Events on 01/21/2023
    21 Jan
    21 Jan
    21 Jan 23
    Bloomington
    Events on 01/28/2023
    28 Jan
    28 Jan
    28 Jan 23
    Bloomington
    Events on 02/04/2023
    04 Feb
    4 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