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Fulton Windmill Cultural Center

111 10th Ave, Fulton, IL 61252

History Museums

The Windmill Cultural Center is found across from an authentic Dutch Windmill located on the banks of the Mississippi River 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. The Hielema’s 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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