The Finland MN Historical Society (FMHS) was founded in 1986 with the goal to preserve the John Pine Homestead by creating the Finland Heritage Site. Finland’s unique history is part of what makes this community a great place to live, work and play. FMHS has accomplished most of their original vision for the Finland Heritage Site using creativity and volunteer efforts in order to achieve their goals. This has created a sense of community pride and ownership of the Heritage Site.
The Finland Heritage Site allows the entire community of Finland and its visitors continued access to a past that still touches many of us. Many of us grew up with stories of grandparents and great-grandparents living in houses much like the John Pine House, bathing in a sauna much like the Rousku Sauna, living on small farms and homesteads that probably looked a lot the way the Finland Heritage Site does now, and using tools and other items similar (or even the very ones) to those preserved at the Heritage Site. Almost all of those old homes and saunas and other artifacts are gone now. These ones have been preserved thus far, and that is really special.
The Finland Heritage Site is located at 5653 Little Marais Rd, Finland, MN 55603
Events: Tori (Finnish Marketplace) 2nd weekend in August at the Heritage Site, Pikka Joulua (Finnish Christmas) 1st Thursday in December at the Clair Nelson Center, Summer History Days, other seasonal programming
Services: A beautiful site for outdoor events, meetings, and community gatherings
Amenities: living history tours, museum, historic buildings, picnic area, restrooms
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