Smoky Valley Historical Association Lindsborg, KS 67456

Coronado Heights 100th Anniversary in 2019!

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

Tim Stewart, President
Robert Ahlstedt, Vice President
Julie-Ann Neywick, Secretary
Lenora Lynam, Treasurer
Elly Ostlind, Program Chair
Jim Malm
Leland Nelson
Christine Rocco
Chester G. Peterson - Emeritus

Contact Us
You can e-mail us at:

Our mailing address is:

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

We have bi-monthly meetings held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Location has changed due to COVID-19 meeting will NOT be at Bethany Home. Check the Program Schedule for location and directions. Program starts at 7:30 p.m. with topics of local historical interest. Come join us!
Click here for our 2020-2022 Program Schedule.
Click here for our most recent Newsletter dated February 2021.

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

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

Midsummer's Festival
Svensk Hyllningsfest
Messiah Festival

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 Välkommen 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 to share your ideas on how we can further our mission.