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. The first month of the year is already nearly already over, and already a lot accomplished!

This weekly update both looks back at what happened last week and looks ahead at what’s coming.

Upcoming and news:

-We were pleased to welcome the Lindsborg Folkdanslag, which hosted a Dance Basics Class in the Swedish Pavilion on Monday evening. There were 29 who attended!


-Museum admission pricing will be updated effective Wednesday, February 1.

  • Ages 0-5: Free
  • Students: $5
  • Regular admission: $10

The changes will allow us to continue to expand and improve the museum experience while still maintaining our family and educational focus.


For January 24-29, 2023:

All Staff

  • Attended AdHoc on Wednesday.
  • Met with the 125th Mill Anniversary Committee.

Lenora Lynam, Executive Director

  • Helped with picking up and storage of last of Christmas decorations.
  • Met with HR consultant.
  • Coordinated with a consultant to get advice on water leak issues.
  • Received estimate on repair of museum front porch posts.
  • Brought together resources for a volunteer taking on the mill anniversary history book project.
  • Brought together resources for an individual interested in working an article in Swedish about the Swedish Pavilion.
  • Assisted a researcher from Branson.

Caroline de Filippis, Community Development Director

  • Processed new donations and memberships.
  • Started to organize a Cultural Directors of Lindsborg group, with a first meeting this coming week.
  • (A longer description in next week’s update will cover two weeks; Caroline was out unexpectedly last Friday.)

Adam Pracht, Marketing and Communications Director

  • Social media posts.
  • Posted new gift shop product of hand-carved Swedish spoons online.
  • Created a posted a new Donor Honor Wall page to the website.
  • Edited together and posted a demo video of the Farmer’s Popcorn Cob product in the gift shop.
  • Shoveled snow from walkways.
  • Arranged for an interview with foundation grant donor for a news release.
  • Requested updates and corrections on a travel blog.
  • Distributed more temporary exhibition posters.
  • Sent requested information and resources to CVB.
  • Followed up on a printed table sign item.
  • Provided feedback on proposed new wayfinding signage.
  • Wrote a first draft of a 125th mill anniversary proclamation for the City of Lindsborg.
  • Created new signage for the entrance to reflect new admission pricing.

Caroline and Lenora

  • Attended a Zoom meeting hosted by the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission in preparation for a potential grant application to create a mural on the museum building.


  • Jerry Sperling, Cathy Ahlstedt, and Carol Gusenius – Monday front desk coverage.
  • Julie Ann Neywick – photo scanning.
  • Tom Holmquist – Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday morning – dismantling old and outdated exhibits in Academy Building storage.