Celebrating the Heritage of the Smoky Valley

Lindsborg Old Mill & swedish heritage Museum

Challenge met!

Our thanks to everyone who helped us to fully secure the Museum Membership Match Challenge and bring in almost $88,000 to the Lindsborg Museum!

Also of note:
-139 individual, family and business memberships (compared to 122 this time last year).
-34 new members.
-Additional giving of one-time gifts was enough to supply up to 650 annual family museum memberships for free to those with financial need.

Read more about the results, and get your 2024 membership HERE!

2023 Museum Membership Match Challenge!
Secured: 100%

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 If you have ancestors who lived in McPherson County, it’s likely some record of their lives can be found in the historical documents.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

Watch Mill of Memories, Mill of Dreams below…
An introduction to the Old Mill, its history, and its workings.

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UpComing Events

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Each spring, the museum hosts Millfest – a family event celebrating the history of the mill and the pioneer heritage of the region. Millfest is held the first weekend in May and features guided tours of the mill in operation. 

Group & SChool TOurs

At Lindsborg Old Mill & Swedish Heritage 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.