While the world looks ahead to a new millennium, the town of Pella is looking to take everyone back in time by 150 years. Pella’s Historical Society is planning to build a replica of an 1850 windmill like those from the area of Pella’s ancestry. Rich Glendening is the co-chair of the fundraising campaign for the mill. The Iowa Department of Tourism gave the project a grant of 490-thousand dollars this week and Glendening says it’s helping them meet their fundraising goal. They’ve raised two-million dollars and are shooting for three-million. Glendenning says the windmill will tie in with another big project in Pella. The windmill will be approximately 90 feet high with blades stretching 130 feet. Pella draws people from all over the world for its annual tulip festival and Glendenning expects the windmill to draw in an additional 40-thousand guests each year.
You are here: / / Historic windmill to spin in Pella