what’s on view

Journey through sointula’s past

The Sointula Museum explores the 123-year history of the Finnish settlement of Sointula. From its Utopian beginnings and a thriving commercial fishing industry, to building unions and cooperative economic structures.

The History of Malcolm Island

Our Collections

Paint a vivid picture of the past through our artifacts, photographic archives, books, publications, maps and more!

Photo: A typical scene from the settlement’s history. Mr. Gustafson driving oxen at Wirkki farm, with four happy children— Ilma Wirkki Cook, Laila Wirkki Butcher, Milja Wirkki Zarelli, and Voitto Wirkki. Sointula Museum Collection, photo #46.

a rich history

explore from home!

Explore Sointula’s rich history from the comfort of your own home! Virtual exhibits, stories, digitized archival material and more.

plan your visit

Every journey to Sointula begins and ends with a boat trip – it’s part of the adventure!