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Glidden Homestead open for autumn tour

Category: Community News,
on 11/11/2015


Glidden Homestead open for autumn tour
Published: Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 11:15 a.m. CST
On Sunday, Nov. 15, visit and tour the home where Joseph Glidden and his family lived when he created his most famous invention, and see a working blacksmith shop, and walk where Glidden walked.
Glidden developed barbed wire in DeKalb in 1873 and went on to patent numerous other inventions. He built the Glidden House Hotel in downtown DeKalb that opened in 1877. In June 1879, J.F. Glidden Publishing bought the DeKalb County Chronicle that had been started earlier that year. Glidden was mayor of DeKalb from 1881 to 1883.
A full season of programs highlighting “Digging Up the Past” continues at the Glidden Homestead in 2016. A tentative program listing can be found at www.gliddenhomestead.org/events.html.
The Glidden Homestead, 921 W. Lincoln Highway, is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays or by special arrangement.
For information, visit www.gliddenhomestead.org, send email to info@gliddenhomestead.org or call 815-756-7904.