Foretelling the Future at the Cokato Museum 30 Dec 13

The Cokato Museum & Historical Society is inviting the public to its 14th annual New Year’s Open House on Sunday, January 5th, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 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.

The event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

For more information, you can 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.