In this week’s update: Mark Calendars for Heritage Christmas, Second-Chance matching campaign, 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 October 14-22, 2023:

  • On Wednesday we hosted a tour group of more than 20 people from Texas!
  • Planning has started for Heritage Christmas – 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 9. Mark your calendars!
  • The Museum Handy Crew has made great progress on the Heritage Square fence and the siding on the north side of the implement shop building.
  • We had 38 people attend our virtual Swedish Genealogy workshop last Saturday!
  • We currently have a “second-chance” match campaign happening right now through the Smoky Valley Community Foundation, so your generosity with any new donations right now are DOUBLED (maximum per organization is $2,500).
    To take advantage of this opportunity donations HAVE to be sent by Monday, November 13!
    Help us to not leave this “free” money on the table with your gift today! There’s three easy and convenient ways to give:
    1) Leave a check at the Bank of Tescott Night Deposit slot (on Lindsborg Main Street). All checks should be written to SVCF and note “Lindsborg Old Mill Museum” in the memo field.
    2) Mail a check to SVCF P.O. Box 84, Lindsborg, KS 67456, postmarked by November 13.
    3) Give a donation online at by November 13.
  • We also 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!

  • Registration is still open for a special Genealogy Presentation on November 4 in partnership with “Pursuing YOUR Past.” This is FREE for museum members (check your emails!) or just $10 for non-members.

Thanks to Our Weekly Volunteers!