The “Monday Morning Museum Update” is here to keep you updated on what staff and volunteers 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 look ahead at what’s coming. Today we’ll see how 2023 started with the first week of the year!

For January 1-8, 2023:

All Staff

  • Museum was closed on January 2 for New Year’s Day.
  • Attended AdHoc on Wednesday.
  • Reviewed outcomes so far of the Match Challenge and Stretch Challenge with the anonymous donor.
  • Planning meeting with City of Lindsborg representatives.

Lenora Lynam, Executive Director

  • Assisted visitors with researching a house one lived in during the 1960s.
  • Met with a new museum volunteer.
  • Reviewed quotes on security system updates.
  • Met with an archaeology group who will help with reviewing fossils in storage.

Caroline de Filippis, Community Development Director

  • Processed new donations and memberships.
  • Sent letter to Osher Foundation, inquiring on possibility of refocusing use of a recent grant.
  • Meet with Lindsborg CVB board.
  • Send posters for temporary exhibition to printer
  • Updates to 2023-2024 strategic plan.
  • Put together a gift bag for the museum’s 100th member!
  • Call on possible model display of the Old Mill.
  • Work on an upcoming group presentation later in January.

Adam Pracht, Marketing and Communications Director

  • Social media posts.
  • Updated progress trackers on Match Challenge online.
  • Set up five new products from Sunflower Food Company for sale on the online gift shop.
  • Followed up on a supply order and an update to museum internet.
  • Prepared printed summaries of challenge results for presentation to donor.
  • Prepared an email to the museum board of directors.
  • Communication with CVB about providing content to a tourism app.
  • Assist in analysis of security system quotes.
  • Research of membership records.
  • Continued progress on content and design of 2022 Annual Report.

Adam and Caroline

  • Set up temporary exhibition in Swedish Pavilion – “Theodore.”


  • Susan Achenback: Thursday front desk coverage.
  • Julie Ann-Neywick: Photo scanning for 125th anniversary book and front desk coverage.
  • Mike Koch: Assistance with breakdown of Christmas decorations and putting away chairs in pavilion.
  • Amber Pracht: inputting alternate text for gift shop photo accessibility.