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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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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.
12 Nov
Use a simple rope-making tool to fabricate a section of rope to take home. Learn all about rope – a very important item on the frontier.
19 Nov
The spelling bee was a favorite community event on the frontier. Test your spelling in a friendly contest at the historic Gideon and Agnes Pond House!
20 Nov
Learn how newly widowed frontier mothers and their children sought refuge at Fort Ridgely after surviving raids at the beginning of the U.S.–Dakota War of 1862.
26 Nov
Take a guided tour of the house and see how their home was furnished in 1878. Hear stories of the courageous Pond family and their mission work with the Dakota.
03 Dec
Examine an entire bison hide and other bison parts. Discover how each was used to create more than 50 usable items. Play Bison Bingo and watch a documentary on bison.
Events on 11/05/2022
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5 Nov 22
Bloomington
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19 Nov 22
Bloomington
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03 Dec

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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    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.
    12 Nov
    Use a simple rope-making tool to fabricate a section of rope to take home. Learn all about rope – a very important item on the frontier.
    19 Nov
    The spelling bee was a favorite community event on the frontier. Test your spelling in a friendly contest at the historic Gideon and Agnes Pond House!
    20 Nov
    Learn how newly widowed frontier mothers and their children sought refuge at Fort Ridgely after surviving raids at the beginning of the U.S.–Dakota War of 1862.
    26 Nov
    Take a guided tour of the house and see how their home was furnished in 1878. Hear stories of the courageous Pond family and their mission work with the Dakota.
    03 Dec
    Examine an entire bison hide and other bison parts. Discover how each was used to create more than 50 usable items. Play Bison Bingo and watch a documentary on bison.
    Events on 11/05/2022
    05 Nov
    5 Nov 22
    Bloomington
    Events on 11/12/2022
    12 Nov
    Events on 11/19/2022
    19 Nov
    19 Nov 22
    Bloomington
    Events on 11/20/2022
    Events on 11/26/2022
    26 Nov
    Events on 12/03/2022
    03 Dec

    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