Over 100 years of history in Quincy and Pembroke

The Uljas Koitto ("Noble Endeavor") Temperance Society was founded in Quincy Massachusetts in 1892 to discourage the use of alcohol and illicit drugs and inform the public about Finnish Culture.

 

In 1926, UKTS members, on a tip from a Pembroke local, staked a plot in Pembroke Massachusetts at the site of a former hunting lodge as a place for a summer camp.  Of course, they also set out to build a wood-fired sauna.

 

Since 1926 many generations of Finnish families have made their way down to the UKTS Camp. They all contributed to the welfare and well being of the society. Their hard work and dedication over the years made possible what is here today. Their echoes are still here across the simple gravel parking lot, into the loft pines, the outdoor benches by the porch, the woodpile, and in the sauna.

 

In recent years, UKTS has become a culturaly diverse organization of individuals and families with a love for sauna and an interest in healthy living.  

Summer Sunday Supper 1930

Summer Sunday Supper 1930

Suppers have always been a central part of the UKTS community

Trinity Lutheran Church Dedication

Trinity Lutheran Church Dedication

May 6, 1950

Trinity Lutheran Church

Trinity Lutheran Church

West Quincy, 1960

A wedding at UKTS

A wedding at UKTS

Wedding photograph in front of UKTS Hall in Quincy, circa 1890s.

Ladies of the UKTS

Ladies of the UKTS

circa 1920s

UKTS Summer Olympics

UKTS Summer Olympics

August 1939

United Co-op Celebrating 50 years

United Co-op Celebrating 50 years

November 6 1954

Uljas Koitto School

Uljas Koitto School

circa 1900

NE Finnish Businessman Society

NE Finnish Businessman Society

August 14 1927

NE Finnish Businessman Society

NE Finnish Businessman Society

April 6 1947

NE Finnish Businesman

NE Finnish Businesman

August 14, 1927

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