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
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. Wild 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