The past comes to life Saturday and Sunday, May 7 - 8, at the Old Mill Museum in Lindsborg with Millfest 2011. This unique event celebrates our heritage with tours of the 1898 flour mill in operation, a quilt show, traditional arts, live music, and great barbeque. The schedule promises fun for the entire family.  Activities are ongoing from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and noon -5 p.m. Sunday.
The 1898 flour mill operates only once a year, so don’t miss it!   Guides walk visitors through the mill with all machinery in motion.  Tours begin every ten minutes.  Adults (ages 13 and up) can tour the mill from 9:30 am -5 on Saturday and 12:00 - 5 on Sunday. Mill tours are limited to ages 13 and above for safety reasons.  A viewing area is available for those under age 13. Families may tour the mill with their young children once the machinery is turned off at 5 p.m.
The Millfest Quilt Show, features beautiful historic quilts. The show, sponsored by the McPherson Quilt Guild, is open all weekend in the Swedish Pavilion.   
Spirited music fills the air both days.   Paul Oberg, Thad Beach and the Hieberts, Dulcimers Etc. provide lively tunes on banjo, mandolin, and dulcimers and more on Saturday.  Performing one special set only, 11 am on Saturday, don’t miss Schnigglefritz, the lively German brass band.   On Sunday, The Flatland String Band plays a variety of traditional tunes..      
Millfest features artists preserving many traditions.  Enjoy demonstrations and sales of crafts like Woodcarving, Quilting, Wheatweaving, Spinning and Baskets.  Other areas teach about work in the pioneer era.  Catch the ringing of the blacksmith’s anvil and see vintage tractors and farm tools on display.   A special display on Civil War artillery honors the 150th commemoration of Kansas statehood and the beginning of the war.
Great barbeque is a Millfest tradition.  Don’t miss Buddy’s BBQ  and homemade ice cream for delicious meals both days. On Sunday afternoon enjoy free carriage rides around the area provided by Country Boys Carriage.
Enjoy a "stroll through yesterday" Saturday May 7, and Sunday May 8. The Old Mill Museum is located at 120 Mill Street in Lindsborg. Questions? Call 785-227-3595, e-mail oldmillmuseum@hotmail.com or visit www.oldmillmuseum.org .
Admission is only $2 for Adults, $1 ages 6-12 and under 6 free.  Millfest sponsors include:  Citizens National Bank, Farmers State Bank-Lindsborg, Hospira,  Lindsborg State Bank,  NCRA,  and Wise and Reber.  ###