The Windmill Cultural Center (WCC) was dedicated April 2010 and houses an extensive collection of 22 European windmills. The windmills vary in size up to six feet tall.
The collection was designed by Henk and June Hielema of DeMotte, Indiana. Mr. Hielema was employed in Europe and as a hobby; he and June traveled extensively, photographed mills, and returned home to build models of them. The mills are from ten European countries: Belgium, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Portugal, and The Netherlands. Informative interpretive materials compliment the windmill collection providing unique information on the products produced by windmills, country of origin, windmill specifications, and the cultural impact of windmills.
The Windmill Cultural Center contains a charming gift shop where visitors can purchase fresh stone-ground flour, Delft pottery, and souvenirs of Fulton, the Windmill Cultural Center, and the windmill.
The Education Area can be found at the east end of the Windmill Cultural Center. This room assists visitors who would like to learn more about mills. Groups will be able to enjoy video presentations of the windmill countries and read books about mills. The Education Area also contains children's activities including coloring, puzzles, and toys promoting scientific concepts.
Entrance to the Windmill Cultural Center is free, but donations are appreciated for maintenance and operations.
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To learn more about becoming a member of the Windmill Area, please download the Windmill Area Membership Brochure
2017 Wild Winter Wednesdays @ Windmill Cultural Center
Wednesdays in March 2017 from 9am to 11am. Light refreshments served prior to each program. The events are FREE and the public is welcome to attend. 2017 WWW Program Schedule
2017 Miller Programs @ Windmill Cultural Center
January 29 @ 2:00 p.m.: The Magic of Disney World
Dr. Bruce Storey, Black Hawk College
February 27 @ 6:00 p.m.: Cycling the Rhine River from Basel to Krimpen
Russ & Linda Grimm
March 30 @ 6:00 p.m.: Off the Beaten Path in Illinois
John Purvis, Princeton, IL
April 24 @ 6:00 p.m.: Katherina Von Bora Luther: The Woman Behind the Reformation
Barbara Kay, Illinois Humanities Road Scholar
May 30 @ 6:00 p.m.: Return of the Natives: Bobcats and Other Large Carnivores in Landscapes of the Midwest ~ Dr. William R. Clark, Iowa State University
June 29 @ 6:00 p.m.: The Journey to Mollie's War: The Women's Army Corps and World War II
Cynthia Schaffer, Illinois Humanities Road Scholar
July 31 @ 6:00 p.m.: The Little Ukulele - 100 Years of Smiles
John Lindhorst, Oregon, Illinois
August 29 @ 6:00 p.m.: The 108th Infantry Regiment (USCT)
Ed Reiter, Davenport, IA
September 25 @ 6:00 p.m.: Astronomy Goes to Hollywood
Richard Harwood, Black Hawk College
October 17 @ 6:00 p.m.: Encounters with the Dead
Kathi Kresol, Rockford, IL
November 5 @ 2:00 p.m.: The Lincoln Assassination: Manhunt and Trial
Ron Koehn, Fulton, IL
December 1 @ 5:00 p.m.: Fulton Christmas Walk