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Millers finalize schedule

Monthly programs will continue next year at the Windmill Cultural Center in Fulton. Photo submitted by Heidi Kolk.
Monthly programs will continue next year at the Windmill Cultural Center in Fulton. Photo submitted by Heidi Kolk.

FULTON – De Immigrant Volunteer Millers will continue monthly programs next year.

They will coincide with Fulton’s 2013 tourism theme, “Lincoln Highway Centennial 1913-2013: Travel & Tribute.”

The programs are:

■ All Community Read: “Country Driving,” by Peter Hessler, 6 p.m., Jan. 22, discussion led by Martha Bonte, Clinton Community College professor. Books are available from Schmaling Memorial Library, 501 10th Ave.

■ Stargazing Along the Lincoln Highway, 6 p.m., Feb. 11, by Jim Rutenbeck of the Quad Cities Astronomy Club.

■ Journeys Around the World as a Blind Traveler, 6 p.m. March 25, by Mike Hoenig of the University of Iowa.

■ Lincoln’s Long Journey Home: From Assassination to Interment, 2 p.m. April 14, by Ron Koehn, retired Fulton High School teacher.

■ Walt Whitman’s Lincoln: A Song of Myself, 6 p.m. April 30, by Brian “Fox” Ellis of the Illinois Humanities Council.

■ Lou Henry Hoover and Her Cross Country Journey, 6 p.m. May 30, by Craig Wright, Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum.

■ The Journey of America’s First Women Pilots, 6 p.m. June 26, by David Byrnes of Midway Village Museum in Rockford.

■ Crossroads of the Nation: The Hidden History of the Railroads of Illinois, 6 p.m. July 9, by Dr. Simon Cordery of Western Illinois University.

■ Abraham Lincoln in Song, 6 p.m. Aug. 29, by Chris Vallillo of Macomb.

■ Franklin Creek Grist Mill: Lincoln Highway Mill, 6 p.m. Sept. 30, by Ellen Baker, Franklin Creek Watermill volunteer.

■ Video: Lincoln and Blackhawk, 6 p.m., Oct. 29, by Jeffrey Chown and Drew VandeCreek, producers.

■ The Humor of Abraham Lincoln, 6 p.m. Nov. 12, by Bill Hampes, Black Hawk College.

All programs are free, open to the public and are at the Windmill Cultural Center, 111 10th Ave. The building is handicap accessible. Refreshments will be served.

Visit or call 815-589-4545 for updates.

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