Windmill Cultural Center

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. 

 

Windmill Area 360 View

 

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Tour Info
Student/School Group Tours:
Tours are available to school groups with 10 or more students, but no more than 50 students. Specialized lesson plans have been created for school groups. Educational information includes: hands-on science experiments, wind energy, weather, geography, and European cultures. Tours include both the Windmill Cultural Center and de Immigrant windmill. School group tours are available May thru October and last an hour. Tour times are 10am, 11:30am, and 1pm. A minimum of two weeks' notice is required for school group tours. To schedule, please call or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 815-589-3925. Suggested donation of $1.00/student.

Adult Group Tours:
Tours are available to adult groups with 10 or more individuals. Tours inlude both the Windmill Cultural Center and de Immigrant windmill. A minimum of two weeks' notice is required for group tour requests. To schedule, please call or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 815-589-3925. Suggested donation of $2.00/adult.

Membership:
To learn more about becoming a member of the Windmill Area, please download the pdfWindmill Area Membership Brochure

PROGRAMS:

2016  Wild Winter Wednesdays @ Windmill Cultural Center

Wednesdays in March 2016 from 9am to 11am. Light refreshments served prior to each program. The events are FREE and the public is welcome to attend.  pdfWild Winter Wednesdays Program Schedule

2016 Miller Programs @ Windmill Cultural Center

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Geography Goes to Hollywood, Richard Hardwood, Black Hawk College

Monday, April 25, 2016 at 6:00 pm
Clara Barton and the Volunteer Spirit, Barbara Kay, Illinois Humanities Roads Scholar

Friday, May 20, 2016 at 6:00 pm
Rachel Carson: Environmentalist, Leslie Goddard, Historical Interpreter & Public Speaker

Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 6:00 pm
The River as a Time Machine, Brian “Fox” Ellis, Illinois Humanities Roads Scholar

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm
KOREA: The Forgotten War, Terry Dingmon, Korean War Veteran/Retired Volunteer Miller

Monday, August 29, 2016 at 6:00 pm
The Murder of Eunice Rockefeller: An Unfortunate Affair, Russ Fry, Local Historian (Retired)

Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 6:00 pm
The History of Baseball, Dr. Bruce Storey, Black Hawk College

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at 6:00 pm
John McCarthy’s Woodbridge (Video), Friends of St. Mary’s Church, Woodbridge England

Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Thanksgiving: From Pilgrims to Pioneers, Sarah Uthoff, Laura Ingalls Wilder Researcher

Friday, December 2, 2016 at 5:00 pm
Christmas at Windmill cultural Center

 

 

Details

  • Address: 111 10th Avenue
  • City, State Zip: Fulton, IL 61252
  • Phone: 815-589-3925 (Tourism Office)
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Hours:

     

    May (weekends only):

    • Saturday 10am to 5pm
    • Sunday 1pm to 5pm

     

    Memorial Day thru Labor Day:

    • Monday thru Saturday 10am to 5pm
    • Sunday 1pm to 5pm

     

    Tuesday after Labor Day through the end of October:

    • Monday thru Friday 10am to 3pm
    • Saturday 10am to 5pm
    • Sunday 1pm to 5pm

     

    Off season tours scheduled by special request.

     

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