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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Millfest events set for May 4, 5

  • Experience the sights and sounds of pioneer milling at the Old Mill Museum's Millfest, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 4 and from noon to 5 p.m. in Lindsborg.
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  • Experience the sights and sounds of pioneer milling at the Old Mill Museum's Millfest, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 4 and from noon to 5 p.m. in Lindsborg.
    For the event, the region's oldest restored flour mill will spring to life. Millers will direct operations as visitors tour the one-hundred year old mill in action. The sights and sounds of the mill operating never fail to excite visitors and leave a lasting impression.
    Visitors 13 and younger may tour, while a viewing area outside the mill is available for those younger than 13. Tours are limited as a safety precaution.
    Area artists will demonstrate traditions such as blacksmithing, quilting, wood carving, rope-making, and basketry.    
    Live music by area artists will fill the air and provide a festive backdrop to the many activities. Buddy’s Barbecue and Homemade Ice Cream will also serves up food throughout the event.
    This year’s Millfest Quilt Show features historic quilts from the family of Lindsborg author Linda Hubalek.  She is currently working on a new book, “The Kansas Quilter,” featuring her great-grandmother Kizzie Pieratt and the many quilts she crafted.  Hubalek kicks off Millfest weekend with a lecture about the quilts and her books at 3:30 p.m. May 3 in the Swedish Pavilion.
    Admission is just $2 for adults, $1 for ages 6-12, and those younger than 6 are free.  Admission includes a mill tour for those ages 13 and up. Admission to Hubalek’s lecture and the quilt discussion on Friday is free but donations to support the exhibition are encouraged.      
    For more information, call 785-227-3595, or e-mail oldmillmuseum@hotmail.com.
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