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.
Special exhibits can be found at the Windmill Cultural Center throughout the year.
Temporary Exhibits 2015: People and Products from Four Fulton Industries
- May - July: Agri King & JT Cullen Company
- August - October: Fulton Corp. & Timken
Student/School Group Tours:
Adult Group Tours:
To learn more about becoming a member of the Windmill Area, please download the Windmill Area Membership Brochure
2015-2016 Wild Winter Wednesday Programs @ Windmill Cultural Center
Wednesdays in December 2015 January, February, and 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
2015 Miller Programs
Oct 6 @ 6:00p.m. An American in India Presented by Melissa Hebert-Johnson, Blackhawk College
Nov 3 @ 6:00p.m. An American Small Town (Movie – 98 minute run time) Director, Stuart Meyer