January 9 – March 30
In the museum’s history 1904 World’s Fair Swedish Pavilion
This special temporary exhibit – in 22 panels – tells the story of the youngest person to ever assume the U.S. Presidency, using pictures and Theodore Roosevelt’s own writings.
At first glance, the pairing of President Theodore Roosevelt and Lindsborg might not seem an obvious one. Looking into the history, however, reveals a number of times where the thread of his life became interwoven with that of the city and the Swedish Pavilion. Roosevelt visited Lindsborg twice in his lifetime (in 1900 and 1912). In 1904 he selected the Swedish Pavilion – the historic building that still stands on the museum grounds and that houses the exhibition – as one of just a few stops he selected among the international exhibitions on display during the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis.
The exhibition is included with each museum admission.
(Pictured below: Roosevelt on the porch of the Swedish Pavilion during “Roosevelt Day” at the 1904 World’s Fair: November 26, 1904.)
Saturday, February 11
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
$30 for Members
$50 for Non-Members
Limited to 100 attendees.
- What is New in ArkivDigital
- Using Index Searching in ArkivDigital
- Swedish Mantal Tax Records
- Swedish Guilds and Records
Saturday, May 6, 2023
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.
In 2023, Millfest will celebrate 125 years since Smoky Valley Roller Mills was built!
Professional millers run the mill (without grain) and tours are available for visitors age 13 and older. Other activities include a traditional arts fair, including a quilt show, live musical entertainment, and great food.