Carved coconut-shell vejigante mask made by Puerto Rican-Minnesotan artist and musician Ricardo Gómez c.1995. The mask was originally worn by a nine-year-old with an accompanying jump suit at parades, festivals, and performances of Gómez's Bomba & Plena group, Proyecto La Plena. The vejigante is a Puerto Rican folklore character that appears in many festival celebrations.
Located near Hibbing, Mesaba Co-op Park is one of the few remaining continuously operated cooperative parks in the country. A gathering place of the Finnish cooperative movement, the park served the ethnic political radicals who energized the Iron Range labor movement and Minnesota’s Farmer-Labor party.