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Old Mill Museum

 Welcome to the
McPherson County Old Mill Museum
120 Mill Street, Lindsborg, Kansas 67456

The Old Mill Museum will be hosting two Swedish Genealogy Workshops in 2015. 
March 28/29 and September 26/27. 
March Workshop Information.

Register Online Here


Plan now to celebrate the holidays with simple pleasures at the Old Mill Museum's annual "Old-Fashioned Christmas" event, Saturdays, December 6th and 13th in Lindsborg. From 1pm to 5pm 
on the 6th, and 5:00 to 8:30 pm on the 13th the museum will be 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 will be heard both weeks. The music schedule is filled with selections sure to bring out the holiday spirit in us all.  Performers include family entertainer Thad Beach on Dec. 6th and the SVHS Madrigals, The Hieberts with Dulcimers, Etc, Silvertones Flute Choir, Prairie Wind Harps, Mennonite Friends Choir and McPherson’s Men in Harmony on Dec. 13th.     

Families are invited to enjoy the music and other activities sure to bring back the flavor of Christmas past. Children can make old-fashioned crafts and decorate sugar cookies to take home.  Santa strolls the grounds, listening to wishes and handing out treats for kids of all ages. Free photos with Santa are courtesy DD Studio of Lindsborg.  A shepherd, in traditional dress, tells the age-old Christmas story on Dec. 13th.  

On Dec. 6th don’t miss the special presentation The Captain’s Lady’s Victorian Christmas by Marti McCartney at 2 pm.  On Dec. 13th the popular Smoky Valley Drama Team performs the seasonal drama Christmas at the Depot throughout the evening  

Tour guides will be on hand throughout the event for guided tours in the flour mill. Between activities, everyone can enjoy delicious refreshments and shop for those special gifts at the museum's gift shop.

Return to the rich traditions of the past and enjoy a time of family fun December 6th and 13th.  Please note that December 6th hours are 1 pm to 5 pm, while on December 13th the event will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Admission to this event is just the small regular museum admission of $2 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, and children under 6 free. The museum is located at 120 Mill Street. For more information call (785) 227-3595, or e-mail
.  Cookie decorating is sponsored by The Cake Lady in McPherson. ###

The museum preserves the early heritage of McPherson County. The museum collects, preserves, researches, exhibits and interprets materials related to this heritage with special emphasis on the period from 1870 to 1910.


Enjoy a stroll through yesterday! Exhibits in 12 buildings provide a glimpse into the lives of central Kansas pioneers. Visit a restored 1898 flour mill and learn how Kansas wheat was made into flour. See the mill in operation at Millfest, held annually, the first weekend in May. Millfest includes guided tours of the operating mill for ages 13 & up, pioneer arts, live music and great food!

Experience Swedish elegance at the 1904 Swedish Pavilion. Step into this beautiful Swedish structure and you’ll feel as if you are visiting the building at its original location, the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis.

Return to school days of long ago with a visit to the 1879 & 1903 schools. Feel what it was like to purchase train tickets at the 1879 Union Pacific Depot. Visit a general store, bank, ladies shop, blacksmith shop and livery stable to learn more about daily life of the time. Take a closer look at farm work through a variety of farm equipment including a 1910 Rumley oil-pull tractor, and Yellow Kid threshing machine.

The museum archives can help find your family roots. If you have ancestors who lived in McPherson County, it’s likely some record of their lives can be found in the historical documents here. Have
Swedish ancestors? Ask about resources for Swedish research!

Open All Year, Monday-Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm, Closed Sundays & County Holidays
Admission: $2 Adults, $1 Ages 6-12, Under 6 Free
Phone: 785-227-3595 Email: