History Nights to focus on Co-op Point

Co-op Point on Eagles Nest Lake #1 will be the focus of the Ely-Winton Historical Society’s History Nights on Wednesday, July 31.
This enclave of summer homes was predominately Finnish and between them Val Mynti and Sally Koski will bring the history of the Point to life and teach the audience more about the people who immigrated to Minnesota, summered on the Point, and their strong Finnish cooperative connections.
Born and raised in Ely, Sally Koski is a third generation cabin owner on Co-Op Point, Eagles Nest Lake #1. She is a retired nursing professor who enjoys historical research, travel, and art. She has been researching the history of Co-Op Point for the last 4 years.
Born in Duluth, Valerie Myntti is the granddaughter of an original owner of a cabin on Co-op Point, and today resides on Eagles Nest Lake Three. She is fascinated by her family’s history, and memories of life in Finland, and on the Iron Range. She is a retired attorney and private school administrator who loves winter, and to hike, run, and travel off the beaten track with her husband, Frank Sherman.
History Nights is offered by the Ely-Winton Historical Society each summer and gives quite detailed lectures on a variety of historical subject.
The programs are held in Class Room 104 at Vermilion Community College starting at 7 p.m. They are free and open to the public. While there is no charge, a free-will donation to the Building Fund is gladly accepted.