Special Events

MILLFEST



Saturday, May 6 & Sunday, May 7, 2017 Each spring, the museum hosts Millfest a family event celebrating the history of the mill and the pioneer heritage of the region. Millfest is held the first weekend in May and features guided tours of the mill in operation. Professional millers run the mill (without grain) and tours are available for visitors age 13 and older. Other activities include a traditional arts fair, including a quilt show, live musical entertainment, and great food.
Millfest Information


Swedish Genealogy Workshop - Spring/Fall 2017
 

Discover Your Swedish Roots! Swedish Genealogy Workshop
Spring - April 1st and 2nd
Fall - October 7th and 8th

Spring 2017 Registration Open Now
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OLD FASHIONED CHRISTMAS



Saturdays, December 3 (1-5 pm) and December 10 (5-8:30 pm), 2016
John Presley tells a Shepherds story of Christmas
Celebrate the holidays with simple pleasures. The museum is filled with the sights and sounds of an old-fashioned prairie Christmas. The laughter of children and the sound of Santa’s bells ring out across the grounds. Concerts of beautiful seasonal music accompany many other activities.

Children can enjoy old-fashioned crafts, decorate sugar cookies, and take a moment to write that letter to Santa! Santa himself strolls the grounds, listening to the wishes of kids of all ages. A shepherd tells the age-old Christmas story. The popular Smoky Valley Drama Team performs seasonal drama. Tour guides will be on hand for guided tours in the flour mill. Between activities, everyone can enjoy delicious holiday refreshments and shop for those special gifts at the museum's gift shop.

Old Fashioned Christmas Information
December 3rd Program
December 10th Program



Thad Beach Musical Christmas Wagon