In this week’s update: Valentine’s Day chocolate sale, SPRINT grant progress, museum membership, 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 February 5-11, 2024:

  • We’re holding a Valentine’s Day Chocolate sale in our gift shop in person and online! Through February 14, take 14% off Sunflower Food Company Chocolates with code “choco14”!

  • Our museum membership total is now 157! If you’re interested in becoming a member, you can sign up today at!
  • We’re working on a number of fronts related to the $250,000 SPRINT grant we were named for last year, including: taking down an old unused gas line to clear the way for replacing powerhouse guttering; developing a scope of work to make the front sidewalk ADA accessible; selecting a contractor for the museum front porch post and beam replacement and repairs; and opening bids (starting later today) on work for the school house roof and painting the school house, train depot, and academy building.
  • Millfest sponsorship opportunities are now available! If we happened to have missed you with our mailing, no problem – just use the sponsorship form HERE.

  • Registration is now open for “Millfest for Kids” on Friday, May 3, 2024. This is a “living history” event for children of all ages. Students and teachers will enjoy a variety of hands-on activities such as blacksmithing, ropemaking, spinning, quilting, music and more! Contact us at or call 785-227-3595 to reserve limited space. Demonstrators for the event are now being contacted and we already have several hundred students registered to attend.
  • We have officially kicked off our Endowment Campaign 2025 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!

Jerry Sperling, Betty Amos, Tim Stewart, Les Sperling, Jerry Hammerton, Karmon Almquist, Mike Koch, and Leland Nelson.