The Prairie Mills

Golden, Illinois

Windmill Gift Shop

The restored west wing of the windmill houses a gift shop stocked with windmill-related clothing, china, jewelry, toys and other unique gifts.  Contact the Shelly Jones at 217-696-2719 or by e-mail for information and hours or for mail orders.


The Gift Shop is open whenever the windmill is open for tours or by appointment.  The gift shop is also open during “Christmas at the Mill” that normally occurs on the first Saturday in December.


The book “When the Wind Blows” is available exclusively at our gift shop.  Also check out our extensive line of clothing, blue windmill china and other gifts.



The new coffee cup and hot plate are now available!.  Both items feature photos of the windmill from the 1800’s and after its restoration.  The cost is $7 each.


The “Prairie Mills Cookbook” contains 498 recipes contributed by Golden-area chefs.  It includes a special section for old-fashioned German recipes.  The cost is $15.00 each.  For mail orders, add $6.00 postage for each book ordered in the US.  Mail orders will be shipped by USPS Priority Mail.  Contact us for postage for international orders.


The cookbook is also available in Golden at Lord Insurance or the Golden Public Library.  Contact Shelly Jones at 217-696-2719 for mail orders.


The Prairie Mills Windmill Christmas Ornament is available for this years Christmas tree.  This beautiful ornament is made from Alderwood and is approximately 4 inches square.  The alderwood scent reminds people of Christmas’ past.  A red satin ribbon is attached.  The cost is $12.00 each. 


This ornament is also available at the Golden Public Library or from Shelly Jones at 217-696-2719.


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