In this week’s update: Multiple repair projects starting, “Researching in German Church Records” workshop, 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 March 4-10, 2024:

  • Bidding closed on repainting the exterior of the schoolhouse, train depot, and academy buildings. Wheat State Paint Co. is planning to start on the work next week.
  • Work on the museum front porch post replacement and capping the Old Mill parapet walls is scheduled to start by the end of March.
  • Installation of the new Swedish Pavilion Windows is scheduled to start this week.
  • Registration is open for the “Researching in German Church Records” online workshop on April 13. This is free for museum members and just $10 for non-members!

  • A draft of the museum’s 2023 annual report has been prepared and should be publicly available in the next few weeks.
  • 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 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 about 500 kids 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!

Social Media feature of the week!

We recently wrapped up a Flashback Friday series featuring a set of mini-documentaries created by Bethany College history students! You can check out the entire playlist on YouTube now HERE.

Thank you to our museum volunteers!

Jerry Sperling, Carol Gusenius, Julie Ann Neywick, Betty Amos, Tim Stewart, Mike Lynam, Margaret Presley, Leland Nelson, Karmon Almquist, Leland Nelson, and Mike Koch!