Preserving the Old Mill and Swedish Heritage of the Smoky Valley

Old Mill Museum

Old Mill Museum

The museum preserves the Swedish Heritage of the Smoky Valley. The museum collects, preserves, researches, exhibits and interprets materials related to this heritage with special emphasis on the period from 1870 to 1910.

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 If you have ancestors who lived in McPherson County, it’s likely some record of their lives can be found in the historical documents.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

1869 Homestead Cabin

UpComing Events

2021 Fall Swedish Genealogy Workshop Information
Virtual Zoom Workshop - Saturday, Sept 25

Fall Registration Now Open
Register Online for the Fall Virtual Workshop
Registration fee is $50

Workshop Sponsored by:
Kathy Mead - ArkivDigital

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. Check out the Education Programs Flyer, listing of the programs currently available. 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.