In this week’s update: Kansas Anthropological Association, Millfest upcoming, “Skeleton-Of-Dog” temporary exhibit, and more!

In our weekly update, keep up to date on what staff and volunteers at the Lindsborg Old Mill & Swedish Heritage Museum are working on to lift up the history of Lindsborg and the surrounding region. This weekly update both looks back at what happened last week and looks ahead at what’s coming.

For April 15-21, 2024:

  • The Kansas Anthropological Association meeting was held last Saturday, April 20 here at the museum. Lenora did a presentation about the Swedish Pavilion and Tom Holmquist presented about the Old Mill. About 40 people were in attendance. Thanks to everyone who came!
  • Schedules for Millfest for Kids on May 3 are finished and ready to go out. Watch for information coming to your inbox soon if you’re with a school group or a demonstrator for this great educational event!
  • Millfest event planning continues this week. Watch for a full program for our most exciting annual event on Saturday, May 4, coming out soon!
  • Staff continued working on grant applications. Two currently in process are expected to be ready to submit this week!
  • Tuckpointing repairs to the exterior masonry started this week on the Old Mill’s powerhouse building.
  • We revamped the “Plan Your Visit” page and made it easier to find from the homepage.
  • NOW OPEN: “Skeleton-Of-Dog… Selected Geology & Natural History Artifacts from the Bethany College Collection Archives” is a temporary mini-exhibit at the museum featuring some unique artifacts not seen in public for decades!
  • We have extended our application period for a new museum Executive Director through April 30. Visit for full details and application instructions.

  • Registration is now open for the next Swedish Genealogy Workshop on June 8! Limited to 100 attendees, we have four great new sessions in this online learning opportunity!

  • Our Endowment Campaign 2025 is ongoing to add $1 million to our endowment in supporting our annual operational budget to make sure that not only do we preserve these historical treasures, but we can also “keep the lights on.” Read more on the flyer and giving form below, or visit to to learn more!

Thank you to our museum volunteers last week!

Jerry Sperling, Cathy Ahlstedt, Carol Gusenius, Tim Stewart, Betty Amos, and Julie Ann Neywick!