Little Chute’s authentic windmill is the tourist attraction that gives visitors a rare look into Dutch history. From watching the mighty windmill blades rotating in the wind, to seeing the precision wheels and gears turning inside the windmill, to strolling through the historical buildings, a visit to the Little Chute windmill brings visitors closer to the traditions, customs, and culture brought to this area by Dutch settlers over 150 years ago.
Like any tourist attraction, our gift shop offers an array of uniquely Dutch gift items ranging from Delft blue pottery items, apparel, pillows, kitchen towels, jewelry, and stroopwafels; a traditional sweet treat consisting of two round waffles stuck together with a sticky sweet syrup. Unlike other area attractions, however, the Little Chute Windmill, Inc. offers visitors a way to create an especially personal connection to the windmill and their Dutch heritage in the form of commemorative bricks.
Memorial bricks are a lasting gift that supports the ongoing operations and maintenance of the windmill. More than a donation, these custom engraved bricks provide the chance to become part of the community’s history as each brick becomes a part of the windmill grounds…a part of the story it will tell visitors for generations to come. Additionally, the personalized bricks can be a wonderful way to commemorate a special event or memorialize a family member or friend who appreciated the importance of their Dutch ancestry.
If you’re searching for a one-of-a-kind way to honor a family member, friend, or business, consider a gift that creates a lasting connection to Dutch history in our community.
Little Chute Windmill commemorative bricks may be ordered by completing the form below. Forms are also available in our gift shop located in the Van Asten Visitor Center during hours of operation April 1 through October 31.