​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.

PikkuJoulua Canceled



We wish we could greet you in person and our plans were to be able to host PikkuJoulua.  Once again our plans have changed due to Covid-19 guidelines. PikkuJoulua events at the Cokato Township Hall are canceled.  There will be no sharing of a pot luck dinner, a skit by Larry Pokornowski and fresh brewed coffee.  We want everyone to stay safe and healthy.

Candle Lighting:

There will still be candle lighting at the Finnish Cemetery and of course you will be able to social distance (6 ft away) and wear a mask.  We encourage you to put a memorial light and /or  a traditional ice candles on the grave of your loved ones on Dec 5th.  Everyone is welcome take an evening drive thru to enjoy the shining lights growing throughout the cemetery.


Hauskaa Pikku Joulua


Harvey Barberg  

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Membership entitles you to receive the Newsletter, which is published three time per year.   Highlights from the Fall Newsletter are the update on the building maintenance and the article about the 1918/1919 Influenza Pandemic (Spanish Flu).  It seems eerily similar to what is happening today with Covid 19.  

The Presidents message encouraging people to become members.  The story in Dave's Corner will bring a smile and maybe a chuckle.

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