Smoky Valley Historical Association Lindsborg, KS 67456

Smoky Valley Historical Association Supports Coronado Heights!


UPDATE: Ground Breaking Ceremony - March 26, 2016

Coronado Heights Update
  • CONSTRUCTION HAS BEGUN ON PHASE ONE OF THE CORONADO HEIGHTS PROJECT.
  • CORONADO HEIGHTS WILL REMAIN OPEN FOR PUBLIC USE THROUGH THE CONSTRUCTION, EXCEPT WHEN PUBLIC SAFETY BECOMES A CONCERN.

  • UPDATE: February 22, 2016


    Click on "Donate" to make a general donation to the Coronado Heights Fund.


    Smoky Valley Historical Mission

    The purpose of this association shall be to collect, arrange and preserve historical data, books, pamphlets and manuscripts pertaining to the early history and settlement of our community in general and the City of Lindsborg in particular; to preserve and beautify places of historical interest in our city and its vicinity; and to promote the study of history of our settlement and its cultural growth by lectures and other available means.

    Our Pictorial Tour
    The highlight of our web site is a Photograph Tour that features both vintage and modern photos of the various historical sites in Lindsborg and the Smoky Valley. Take the tour by clicking here: PHOTO TOUR or for more detailed information on each historic site, click on the buttons in the left hand column or use our drop down menu.

    Coronado Heights
    The Smoky Valley Historical Association owns and manages the popular Coronado Heights recreation area and historical site. General information about Coronado Heights can be found by clicking here or on the Coronado Heights button in the left hand colummn. The rules and regulations for the use of the Heights can be found in the Coronado Heights Use Policy.

    The Smoky Valley Historical Association
    Board of Directors

    Chris Abercrombie, President
    Open, Vice-President
    Julie-Ann Neywick, Secretary
    Lenora Lynam, Treasurer
    Elly Ostlind, Program Chairman
    Marvin Johnson
    Richard Patrick
    Chester G. Peterson
    Tim Stewart

    Contact Us
    You can e-mail us at: info@lindsborghistory.org

    Our mailing address is:

    Smoky Valley Historical Association, Inc.
    PO Box 255
    Lindsborg, KS 67456

    Meetings
    We have bi-monthly meetings held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at Bethany Home in the Activities Room. Program starts at 7:30 p.m. with topics of local historical interest. Come join us!
    Click here for our 2015-2016 Program Schedule.

    Other Local Links of Interest
    Bethany College
    City of Lindsborg
    Lindsborg Convention & Visitors Bureau

    LOCAL ATTRACTIONS:
    Anatoly Karpov International School of Chess
    Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery
    Old Mill Museum
    Red Barn Studio

    LOCAL EVENTS:
    Midsummer's Festival
    Svensk Hyllningsfest
    Messiah Festival

    Funding
    Membership contributions are the SVHA's major source of on-going funding. A free-will donation in any amount will secure your membership in the Association for the year. Memberships are renewed in the first quarter of each year.

    Significant contributions are received from time-to-time, generally with a specific project in mind. A number of local businesses, organizations, and individuals have contributed to the signage the SVHA has placed along the Vlkommen Trail, for instance. Gifts in memory of Bryce Carlson, a Bethany College graduate and enthusiastic supporter of all things Lindsborg, and from the estate of the Lindstrom brothers, who farmed near Falun for many years, have been set aside for the maintenance of Coronado Heights and the road leading to the top of the hill.

    Grants, such as those awarded by the Kansas Humanities Council, are also available from time-to-time to further the mission of the SVHA.

    Funding for worthwhile projects designed to preserve the rich history of the Smoky Valley and its people are always welcomed. Please contact the Association at info@lindsborghistory.org to share your ideas on how we can further our mission.