Celebrating the Heritage of the Smoky Valley

Lindsborg Old Mill & swedish heritage Museum

Special Fundraiser for Tree Removal

Read more information about this project HERE and help contribute.

Old Mill Museum

The Lindsborg Old Mill & Swedish Heritage Museum celebrates and preserves the pioneering spirit of the Smoky Valley by educating, entertaining, and building community across generations so that history comes to life. With special emphasis on the period from 1870 to 1910, the museum includes two buildings on the National Registry of Historical Places and extensive archives and artifact collections.

The museum archives can help find your family roots. If you have ancestors who lived in McPherson County, it’s likely some record of their lives can be found in the historical documents. Have Swedish ancestors? Ask about resources for Swedish research!

1898 Historic Flour Mill

1904 World's Fair Swedish Pavilion

1870 Homestead Cabin

UpComing Events

Volunteer Work Day
Saturday, October 1
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Please register your attendance with a quick survey.

Fall 2022 ArkivDigital Virtual Swedish Genealogy Workshop
Saturday, October 22
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Register by October 21.
Registration directs to McPherson County website.

Music by the Mill
Saturday, October 22
4 - 6 p.m.
-Live music from Old Man Lingonberry
-Food from La Jefa Mexicana
-Support the museum by freewill donation

Group & SChool TOurs

At the McPherson County Old Mill Museum, the staff and volunteers strive to provide educational opportunities to children. The museum offers a wide range of activities for group and school tours. We have designed our programs to help teachers meet curriculum standards. For most programs and tours there is a minimal fee involved.


The Old Mill Campground is a small park area, with mature trees and a gravel road looping through, along the Smoky Hill River. It has 24 thirty amp electrical hook-ups and a large area suitable for tent camping.