In this week’s update: Learning visit, open bid requests, 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 26 – March 3, 2024:

  • It’s Match Week with the McPherson County Community Foundation – March 4-8! Giving during this week will make your donations to the museum’s endowment stretch further! Just use THIS LINK to give online during the match challenge!

  • Lenora and Adam traveled Wednesday to Manhattan to make some great connections and gather ideas to bring back to the museum. We visited with the Kansas Wheat Commission for a tour and to discuss cooperation opportunities. We also stopped by the Flint Hills Discovery Center for inspiration on incorporating kids activities into the museum exhibits. K-State Milling also invited us to tour their learning mill while in operation, and one of the department faculty is now planning to be a demonstrator for Millfest for Kids! Finally, on the way home we stopped by the Hoffman Grist Mill in Enterprise to see their operation!

Flour mill at the Hoffman Grist Mill in Enterprise.

  • Bidding is open for the museum’s mowing / snow removal contract as well as a project to repair the guttering on the south side of the main museum building. See full details on how to bid HERE. The deadline to bid is Friday, March 8.
  • Our Historic Image Database surpassed two milestones last week with more than 4,000 images available and attracting more than 100,000 views!
  • 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, Carol Gusenius, Julie Ann Neywick, Betty Amos, and Tim Stewart!