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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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.
10 Dec
Try your hand at old-fashioned parlor games like Fox & Geese, Nine Pins, Ball & Cup, Checkers, Marbles, and Jacob’s Ladder. Friendly competition is encouraged!
17 Dec
Join us as we gather ‘round the 19th century pump organ to sing Christmas carols. Rev. Gideon Pond will present readings from his 1864 Christmas sermon. Enjoy holiday treats.
24 Dec
12/24/2022    
All Day
The Gideon and Agnes Pond house is closed today.
31 Dec
12/31/2022    
All Day
The Gideon and Agnes Pond house is closed today.
Events on 12/03/2022
03 Dec
Events on 12/10/2022
10 Dec
10 Dec 22
Bloomington
Events on 12/17/2022
Events on 12/24/2022
Events on 12/31/2022

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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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.
10 Dec
Try your hand at old-fashioned parlor games like Fox & Geese, Nine Pins, Ball & Cup, Checkers, Marbles, and Jacob’s Ladder. Friendly competition is encouraged!
17 Dec
Join us as we gather ‘round the 19th century pump organ to sing Christmas carols. Rev. Gideon Pond will present readings from his 1864 Christmas sermon. Enjoy holiday treats.
24 Dec
12/24/2022    
All Day
The Gideon and Agnes Pond house is closed today.
31 Dec
12/31/2022    
All Day
The Gideon and Agnes Pond house is closed today.
Events on 12/03/2022
03 Dec
Events on 12/10/2022
10 Dec
10 Dec 22
Bloomington
Events on 12/17/2022
Events on 12/24/2022
Events on 12/31/2022

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