​                                        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.

Rural School Reuion

     Rural School program on October 9th at Temperance Corner Hall.  The program will recognize the 50th anniversary of the closing of the area rural schools.  Davey Bajari and his committee will be featuring three of the many rural schools: Birch Lake, French Lake, and Lee School. 

     Special displays for each school will be set up in the school house.  There will be a social gathering after the noon program for the alumni.  

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Oct 9, 2021 Sat

          Fall Festival

Dec 4, 2021 Sat


Jan 19, 2022 Mon

          Annual Meeting

Newsletter Correction

   Business Meeting Dates

  July 12th Monday 6:30pm   Sept 13th Monday 6:30pm

     at Temperance Hall


A touch of Finland

Auction fundraiser are these beautiful hand painted Arabia of Finland dinnerware set.   Sixteen pieces include 4 dinner plates,  4 salad plates,  4 cups and 4 saucers. 

How to bid:

In person at the Fall Festival

Via Face Book on messager

Via Email at dbajari@tds.net

Auction closes Oct 9, 2021  11:30am CST

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.