Celebrating the Heritage of the Smoky Valley
Lindsborg Old Mill & swedish heritage Museum
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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 If you have ancestors who lived in McPherson County, it’s likely some record of their lives can be found in the historical documents.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.
October 13 & 14
A Lindsborg tradition since 1941 in every odd-numbered year, Svensk Hyllningsfest is a celebration of all things Swedish!
The museum is always a participant, and in this milestone year has even more than usual planned!
Virtual Swedish Genealogy Workshop
9 a.m. - 4 p.m., October 21
Hosted in cooperation with ArkivDigital, this is a great opportunity to learn online about how to research your family background.
5:30 - 8 p.m., December 9
Each year, the museum hosts the Heritage Christmas, based upon Swedish traditions with many activities such as Music & Drama, Santa Claus, Shepherd’s Story, Cookie Decorating, and Children’s Crafts.
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.