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New Year’s Open House

13th annual Cokato Historical Society New Year’s Open House

The Cokato Museum & Historical Society invites the public to its 13th annual New Year’s Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, in the Centennial Room of the Cokato Public Library.

As a part of this open house, a demonstration of the Finnish custom of “melting tin” will be held. Small pieces of tin are melted in an iron lathe, then cast into a pail of cold water, where the tin forms unique shapes. Tradition holds that these shapes will foretell the upcoming year. Area residents familiar with this custom are especially encouraged to attend.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshment will be served.

For more information, please contact the museum at (320)
286-2427, on the web at, or check out their Facebook page.

The Cokato Museum is a cooperative effort of the city of Cokato and the Cokato Historical Society.