De Immigrant Windmill

Windmill Cultural Center

Windmill Cultural Center

Windmill Video (Updated)

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 de Immigrant 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.  

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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 April thru October and last an hour. 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. Cost of the tour is $1.00 per person..

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 requested 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 pdf Windmill Area Membership Brochure (220 KB)

Programs

To view information on Wild Winter Wednesdays and monthly Miller programs, please see the Events Tab on this website.

Address
111 10th Avenue
City, State Zip
Fulton, IL 61252
Phone
815-589-3925 (Tourism Office) or 815-589-4033 (Windmill Cultural Center)
Email
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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 appointment - Call 815-589-3925 (Tourism Office) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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