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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.

     Country Schools

     Rural School program was presented at Temperance Corner Hall during the Fall Festival 2021.  The program recognized the 50th anniversary of the rural schools closing.  The society has continued researching the history of 26 rural school in our area.  Some of the schools served children for over 100 years before they closed in 1971.  The billboard below will continue to be on display in Lee School. 



CFAHS voluntreers decorated a Finnish American themed tree at the Wright County Historical Society's "Festival -of- Trees".

This would be a great little day trip to stop in and see all the trees.   Link provided



Tin Melting:

Jan 8th   1:00 - 4:00

Centennial Room-Cokato

Annual Meeting

Jan 9th  2:00

Cokato Township Hall



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.


 A program about Saunas with a Cokato connection. Is available to watch on Minnesota Bound website.

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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