​Finnish Pioneer Park 


The purpose of the Cokato Finnish American Historical Society is to preserve the history of the Finnish pioneers and others who settled in this area of Wright County.  The society is a self supporting non profit organization.  The society holds many educational and social events during the year.

Memorial Celebration

   Memorial Celebration has been CANCELED for 2020 due to the Covid-19 public gathering guidelines by the State of Minnesota. 


   The program will be presented at next years celebration.  Our honored Veteran will be Kenny Aho. The Program will be about the trains and how it helped to grow the community.  The train tracks came to Cokato in summer of 1869.


   The Mid-Summers event on June 20th is canceled.  I encourage everyone to celebrate at home and enjoy the long days of summer.


Updated 4-13-2020 

   Coming Events


May 23rd -CANCELED

          Memorial Celebration

June 20th -CANCELED


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           Spring 2020



Larry Pokornowski


Pikkujoulu had a great turn out this year!   People were out setting candles up in the cemetery as a memorial.  The wind made it challenging to keep the candles light this year, but it still looked beautiful when the sun set.  

     We enjoyed a delicious pot luck supper, afterwards entertained with a sing along of Christmas Carols.  The main program of the evening was Larry Pokornowski with three characters in his ventriloquism performance.  His talent  had the whole room laughing, some in tears.

Ruth Anderson and her grandkids lead us in singing carols

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