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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.



New roof on Log Cabin

The CFAHS takes care of the maintenance and repair on the buildings in the Finnish Pioneer Park.  One of the big projects this summer was the new roof on the log cabin.  Repairs were done by using the same type materials, this preserves how the building was originally constructed and maintains the character of the building.  This summer Hans Siltala and his brothers Nick and Nate removed the old cedar shake roof and replaced with new shakes.  Other CFASH members volunteers helped in gathering the supplies to complete the project.  If you did not notice the new roof that is ok.  That means we did a great job preservinging the historic aesthetic of the building.

2024 Events

March 16  St Urho Day

April 15  Annual Meeting

May 6     Meeting

May 25   Memorial Celebration

June 22   Mid -Summer

July       Board Meeting

Sept      Board Meeting

Oct 5     Fall Festival

Dec 8    Pikkujoulu

Jan 5 2025 Tin Melting


The newsletter is the society's way of passing along historical information to our members.  It covers the current events plus information about the lives of the Finnish settlers.  There is also feature stories which include the President's letter and Davey's Corner.  It is always a good read with a cup of coffee.

Become a member and you can enjoy this eight page news letter threes times per year.

Historical Society Videos

In partnership with the Cokato Museum the Cokato Finnish American Historical Society is making informational videos to be posted on YouTube.  Our goal is to have a video for each on the historical buildings at the Finnish Pioneer Park.

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