The first of three temporary exhibits that will be featured this summer is already in place at the WCC and will remain there throughout the month of June. In July the next exhibit will be installed, lasting a month, and so on.
By offering each exhibit for only a month, the group can not only offer something different over the course of the entire summer, but it also creates an opportunity for all of the windmill volunteers to get involved.
Each exhibit is designed and executed by individual committees that have ties to the windmill, be it the education committee, Friends of the Windmill or the steering committee; it doesn’t matter, each has a stake in the windmill, and each wants to see it filled with intrigued minds.
“We had all of the exhibits planned and lined up probably by the first of the year,” Kolk said. “This is a new trend for us to try to involve more of the volunteers at the windmill.”
And, although this year’s exhibits are ready to go, the group welcomes suggestions from all of its visitors.
“There’s good ideas out there and we can’t think of all of them,” Kolk said. “So we listen to all of our visitors, as we have in the past, and take any suggestions they may have.”
While donations are welcomed, the WCC is free of charge for visitors and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, all summer long.