Windmill Cultural Center

The Windmill Cultural Center features an extensive collection of 22 European windmills ranging in size to six feet tall. The collection was designed and donated by Henk and June Hielema of Demotte, Indiana. Mr. Hielema was employed in Europe; 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. 

The Windmill Cultural Center also contains a charming gift shop where visitors can purchase fresh stone-ground flour, books, Delft pottery, candy, and souvenirs of Fulton.

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Latitude: 41.867261 Longitude: -90.16741 Elevation: 587 ft

How to Participate

The Education Area is located in the east end of the building. This room assists visitors who would like to learn more about windmills. There are interactive games, puzzles, and toys for children to play with as well as books featuring windmill countries. A public computer is also available for windmill research.

Temporary exhibits can be found at the Windmill Cultural Center throughout the year. Group Tours are available for both children and adults. Specialized and interactive lesson plans for school children have been developed which incorporate the principles of windmill technology as well as cultural learning. For further information or to schedule a group tour, please call at least two weeks in advance.

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