Brian 'Fox' Ellis as John Deere

Thursday, Sep. 12, 2019 6:00 pm until Thursday, Sep. 12, 2019 8:00 pm
Brian 'Fox' Ellis as John Deere

Thursday, Sept 12th there will be a portrayal of John Deere by Brian “Fox” Ellis at the Windmill Cultural Center in Fulton starting at 6 pm. Mr. Ellis will do a 1st person interpretation of John Deere at a private board meeting as Deere announces his retirement.  This presentation will include a discussion of issues such as the pros and cons of agriculture versus agribusiness, the role of technology and mechanization, the family farm and more.

Brian “Fox” Ellis is an internationally acclaimed author, storyteller, historian, and naturalist who presently lives in Bishop Hill, IL.  He has worked with the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield and the Field Museum in Chicago; plus dozens of other museums across the country and is a frequent keynote speaker at regional and international conferences.

This program is hosted by the Volunteer Millers of de Immigrant authentic Dutch windmill.  The event is free and open to the public in the Windmill Cultural Center located at 111- 10th Avenue, Fulton, Illinois across from the windmill.  The facility is accessible to persons with disabilities. 

All Miller programming is financially supported by funding through a D.S. Flikkema Foundation grant.  Light refreshment will be served following the presentation.

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