Top story of the Old Mill with a peaked root and three windows. Written on the building: "1898 Smoky Valley Roller Mills" Beside the abstract building is written: "Celebrating 125 years. 1898-2023"

Celebrating the Heritage of the Smoky Valley

Lindsborg Old Mill & swedish heritage Museum

Lindsborg Old Mill & Swedish Heritage Museum Celebrate the Mill's 125th Year $50,000 Match Challenge!
$50,000 Match Challenge. (Progress toward securing full amount.) Give before December 31!

Read full information about the Match Challenge HERE.
Donations of any amount are matched double!
New and renewing individual and family memberships are Triple Matched!

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 If you have ancestors who lived in McPherson County, it’s likely some record of their lives can be found in the historical documents.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

Heritage Christmas
5:30 - 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 10

Heritage Christmas is based upon Swedish traditions with many activities.
Events will include music, Christmas storytelling, cookies and baked goods, and a visit from Santa Claus!

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.