MONDAY MORNING MUSEUM UPDATE – January 23, 2023

The “Monday Morning Museum Update” keeps you updated on what staff and volunteers at the Lindsborg Old Mill & Swedish Heritage Museum are doing in your community every day in serving and celebrating 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 January 17-23, 2023:

Received notification from the Osher Foundation that we have been approved for a $20,000 grant to repair the front porch of the Swedish Pavilion!

All Staff

  • Attended AdHoc on Wednesday.
  • Visited a historic dugout near Lindsborg.
  • Staff planning meeting on Friday.
  • Teambuilding exercise in preparation for “fundraising bootcamp.”

Lenora Lynam, Executive Director

  • Met with a potential outside contractor.
  • Dealt with building water leaks and making contacts for a permanent fix.
  • Helped a visitor from Maine with research on Coronado Heights.
  • Worked on compiling information for staff 1099 tax forms.
  • Coordinated with volunteer Mike Koch on two projects.

Caroline de Filippis, Community Development Director

  • Processed new donations and memberships.
  • Coordinated to set up first 125th anniversary meeting.
  • Corrections for several memberships.
  • Coordinating and planning for events on museum grounds for Hyllningsfest.
  • Designed invita6tion for Donor Reception.
  • Changed layout of new member letter.
  • Application to fundraising bootcamp scholarship.
  • Registered for a fundraising webinar.
  • Preparation and logistics on membership management portal.
  • Create a one-page handout for Swedish Friendship Group.
  • Update volunteer list.
  • Contact artist for a potential museum mural.
  • Research entrance “open” signs.

Adam Pracht, Marketing and Communications Director

  • Social media posts.
  • Write, post, and send a news release on the results of the Match Challenge. This got some great coverage on KSAL, WIBW-TV, and nationally with MSN.com!
  • Updated website events calendar.
  • Updated website progress tracker on home page to reflect final Match Challenge Results.
  • Prepared and designed a “Theodore” temporary exhibit display poster going into more detail about connections between the President, Lindsborg, and the Swedish Pavilion.
  • Sent detailed information about the Roosevelt exhibition to CVB for posting to Travel KS website.
  • Begin distribution of Roosevelt exhibition posters.
  • Reviewed scanned photos for 125th anniversary book.
  • Started a news release about the Osher Foundation grant.
  • Completed enrollment in the Smoky Hill Education Service Center Volume Purchasing Program.
  • Quick interview on hand-carved Swedish spoons coming soon to the gift shop.
  • Communication with a Kansas City author who could be part of a “book club” event.
  • Returned a call to a Wichita individual with recommendations on what to do with a historical letter from Birger Sandzen.

Caroline and Lenora

  • Met with the Sandzen Gallery for advice on Donor Reception.
  • Presented to the Swedish Friendship Group on updates on the museum.
  • Met with collections committee for planning next several months.

Caroline and Adam

  • Moved the temporary exhibit display to allow room for dance classes in the Pavilion.

Volunteers

  • Kim Colby – cleaning in the Old Mill.
  • Julie Ann Neywick – photo scanning.
  • Bernice Peterson – updating artifact locations in collections software.
  • Mike Koch – check on status of train depot heating stove.

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