Volunteer Millers Endowment

 Volunteer Millers Endowment

Old, but Cherished 

In Fulton, Illinois, an authentic Dutch windmill operates most days out of the year. Run by volunteers, this windmill produces different types of flour and educates the public about their process. Dedicated in 2000, the “de Immigrant” windmill is owned and maintained by the city of Fulton. The Friends of the Windmill, a 501(c)3 organization, is responsible for the day to day operation through organizing volunteers and also coordinating the operation of the gift shop.

Volunteers can be of any skill level and are trained by certified millers. The windmill produces stone ground flour and corn meal which are sold in the gift shop. The volunteers explain the process of the mill to the thousands of visitors they receive each year.

The De Immigrant Volunteer Millers Endowment was established with the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend in 2009. 

 



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